Joël Gagné

Musical accompanist for dance classes

Joël began his career as a choreographic and musical instructor, percussion section, with several Canadian and American ensembles. He also worked as a puppeteer for Théâtre de Zef and Théâtre Sans Fil from 1990 to 2013. As a professional drummer, he has appeared with many different groups  since 1995, including Willy Ray, Wang Dang Doodle, Ian Kelly’s album Speak Your Mind, Bad Boyz Boogie, D&The Boys and Montreal Dixie. He also has worked as a musical accompanist for Les ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal, Cirque du Soleil and, on a permanent basis, the École nationale de cirque.