Our mission is to provide a stimulating experience for young graduates of professional dance schools. We wish to enable them to live the daily life of a professional dancer.
Situated in the prestigious new STUDIOS of Les Grands Ballets here in Montreal. The young dancers will begin with a traditional class followed by learning the current repertoire of established companies and by participating in a new creation.
Oui Dance Montréal is focusing on Classical technique venturing towards Contemporary technique. Our project grants a unique opportunity for participants to gain necessary skills to broaden their expertise prior to taking contractual work.
She studied at the State Ballet School of Berlin. She was a soloist with the Bavarian State Ballet (1996–2005), her repertoire includes Mats Ek’s Giselle and roles created for her in Shannon Rose and Hosseinpour’s Petrushka. As an opera choreographer she collaborates with directors David Alden, Leiser and Caurier, Loy and Pountney. She has choreographed the ballets Don Quichotte, Romeo et Juliette (Berlioz), Peer Gynt and directed Orpheo et Euridice, Der Vogelhändler and Die Zirkusprinzessin. From 2014-2019 she was the Director of the Dance Company in the Theater St.Gallen. In the year 2019 she was appointed as ballet director at the Oper Graz, where she created The Seasons from J.Haydn and Cinderella from S.Prokofjev. Her recent opera choreography includes Khovanchschina (WNO), Semiramide (Bavarian State Opera), Die Zauberflöte (Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera), Catalani’s Loreley (St Gallen State Theatre) and Die Soldaten (Ruhrtriennale, Salzburg Festival, Zürich Opera, Teatro Real Madrid). She was resident choreographer at the Bavarian State Opera (2005–8).
Peter Quanz, Artistic Director of Q Dance, is an award-winning Canadian choreographer of international renown known for his groundbreaking choreographic collaborations in dance, music, and visual art. He manages duo leadership roles as Director of Q Dance, a creative laboratory for new dance, as well as being an independent dance-maker. His diverse aesthetic encompasses classical and contemporary ballet, contemporary dance/theatre experiences, and classical Chinese dance. Cultural immersion is a significant component of Quanz’ work and he is attracted to projects that offer opportunities to build international cooperation. Quanz has choreographed for dance companies, opera, and theatre, and has created ballets for some of the world’s leading ballet companies. Recently, he has delved into an extended research/creation process with Montréal Danse, “Instant Community” which twists the manner we encounter each other. He has also built exceptional collaborative relationships with several Chinese dance companies including the Guangzhou Ballet, Beijing Dance Academy, and the Wuxi Song & Dance Theatre, which will tour in October 2019 across Canada, to New York City, and Los Angeles with his full-length ballet, Search. In August 2019, Guangzhou Ballet performed Quanz’ Goddess of the Luo River at Lincoln Center, NYC. He has recently been appointed as Resident Choreographer for the Harbin Ballet in Northern China where he will produce two new evenings of dance annually as well as tour globally.
Owen Montague is a graduate of the National Ballet School of Canada. He was awarded the bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, and the silver medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition and received the Prize of Excellence in the Junior Division. He is a recipient of the Peter Dwyer Scholarship and of Canada Council for the Arts. Principal dancer of the National Ballet of Canada, he also danced with Ballet BC and Alberta Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and Aterballetto. He has choreographed for Alberta Ballet and Kobe College in Japan. He has been a guest teacher with the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC, Dance Teq. Abroad, he has taught at Dance Teq International, Architanz Shiga, in Japan and at the Scottish Ballet. He was invited as dance lecturer at Kobe College, Japan. Today, Owen Montague is Senior Professor of the Professional Program and Choreographer in Residence at Ballet Divertimento in Montreal.