Sylvie Bouchard is originally from Montréal and began her training there before moving to Toronto in 1983, to study at the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. She subsequently joined the company in 1985 and performed nationally and internationally with them for 5 years. Sylvie has also performed with Kaeja d’Dance, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and Dancemakers as well as many other independent choreographers. She was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award for best performance for her solo Cassiopeia, which premiered at the DuMaurier Theatre in 1999. In 1997, Sylvie Bouchard formed the company CORPUS with artistic partner David Danzon. Until 2008, she co-created and performed in 8 works through CORPUS, touring internationally. She also co-choreographed and starred in the popular children TV Series Four-Square on Treehouse TV. In 1993, Bouchard created Dusk Dances, a festival that presents dance in public parks. Dusk Dances grew under the artistic direction of both Bouchard and Danzon and through the Company CORPUS until she was appointed sole festival director in 2008. Ms. Bouchard is also the recipient of the 2009 KM hunter award for dance, and is artistic director of BoucharDanse, a Company that serves as an umbrella for Ms. Bouchard’s artistic endeavors.