Nico Lagarde

Artistic advisor

Immersed in the arts world from an early age, Nico obtained a background in professional-level classical and modern dance with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Le Ballet Eddy Toussaint in Montreal. She quickly gravitated to the theatre as a place to give free rein to her abilities and aspirations as a performer.

She appeared in Thérèse and Tom et Simon at the Festival TransAmériques, La maison de Bernarda at Salle Fred-Barry, and Un Étrange songe d'une nuit d'été to Souffleur de Verre at Espace Libre, to name but a few. In 2014, Nico launched a second version of Trafiquée, a hard-hitting solo about human trafficking that two years earlier had earned her a best actress nomination from Hour newspaper. On film, she has appeared in the feature films Diego Star by Frédérick Pelletier, RESSAC by Pascale Ferland, as well as in Monsieur Lazhar by Philippe Falardeau.

Co-founder of Théâtre de Nord Amérique, Collectif du Cheval Cabré and L'Autre Animal with Marie-Josée Gauthier, Nico also has worked with Peter Batakliev at the Théâtre Décalage. Since 2011, Nico has devoted herself wholeheartedly to the role of artistic advisor for the École nationale de cirque and Cirque du Soleil, finding apt outlets for sharing her artistic knowledge.