Veronica Melis

Artistic advisor

Over the past 20 years, Veronica has evolved as a director, choreographer, author, actress and dancer within the international performing arts community. Trained in European dance-theater with Dominique Mercy and Malou Airaudo of Pina Bausch Co., among others, she obtained a master's degree in the semiology of performance from the University of Bologna. Since 1994, she has created some two dozen works, Hommage à Magritte, Circo Minimo, Rosso di Sera, Hybride, Mi ricordo, Je me souviens and Creatura di sabbia, to name a few. She has appeared at the world’s most prestigious theaters and festivals, and performed in Romanzo d'infanzia for the Abbondanza Bertoni company and Donka by Daniele Finzi Pasca. Since 2009, Veronica has been recognized and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, which provide grants to help continue her creative work.

Veronica is highly involved in the Quebec cultural and artistic community and sits on numerous arts councils and juries. An artistic advisor at the École nationale de cirque since 2008, she regularly teaches at the National Theater School of Canada and En Piste, the national circus arts network, and gives master classes in South America and Europe.