Sylvain Lafortune

Artistic advisor

Since 1979, Sylvain Lafortune has been leading an international career as a dancer and performer in important classical and contemporary creations presented by renowned artistic companies such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Lar Lubovitch Dance Co. and O Vertigo. As a freelance dancer, he now works mainly with Montréal Danse, Créations Estelle Clareton and PPS Danse. Ever since 1999, Sylvain has been teaching in several professional dance training programs throughout Canada. Artistic advisor at École nationale de cirque since 1999, he served as director of the 2006 annual show of École nationale de cirque entitled Faërie. He also acts as artistic advisor of several professional circus performers. In 2015, with Marie-Josée Gauthier, he is the director of Tourbillon from Circus Monti (Switzerland). Further to his master and PhD studies at UQAM, Sylvain Lafortune is now a leading authority in terms of dance partners, in both theory and practice.