Graduated from the Conservatoire de Danse de Montréal (2002), Elise Legrand performed with dance companies such as Sinha Danse, Sursaut, Axile, ZemmourBallet and Danse Lhasa Danse, and has participated in many tours throughout Canada and overseas.
As a choreographer and artistic director based in Sherbrooke, she develops her own artistic projects with a deep interest for site specific work, bringing contemporary dance into unconventional spaces and creating works that are directly inspired from a specific context. She is also inspired by multidisciplinary creation and regularly integrates other art forms to the choreography, such as visual arts, poetry, music and circus arts. Her work has been presented in public spaces, outdoor sites, museums, art galleries and theatres in Quebec and Canada since 2005.
She is also co-founder of the circus company LaboKracBoom, singer and accordionist with Ze Radcliffe Fanfare, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History (University of Montreal 2006). www.eliselegrand.ca