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A team dedicated to the circus arts 

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What every member of our team has in common? : our commitment to the circus arts.

 


 

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Nadia Drouin

Nadia Drouin

Executive Director

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514 529-1183, # 6


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Nadia Drouin has been with En Piste since 2021, first as Project Manager for Destination cirque, then as Director, Services and Community Relations. A graduate of the National Theatre School (1991), she has worked at CEAD and Théâtre Espace GO. She also joined the creative company Théâtre Pluriel before discovering the world of contemporary circus and street arts in Quebec. From 2004 to 2018, she was coordinator of professional services, responsible for and then head of programming at TOHU. She is responsible for the creation of the Marché international de cirque contemporain (MICC) in 2015. In 2018, she is the director of the CINARS biennial. Her expertise in circus arts distribution led her to join the ranks of En Piste, where she developed the Destination cirque program, dedicated to circus circulation and promotion in Quebec. She has been the organization's General Director since September 2023.

Amina Meharzi

Amina Meharzi

Coordinator - Member Services

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514 529-1183, # 1


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Graphic artist and calligrapher, Amina Meharzi begins her creative journey at the cégep de Saint-Laurent, where she earns a diploma in visual arts. Driven by the desire to deepen her understanding of society, she subsequently completes a bachelor's degree in social sciences at UQAM. Her passion for the arts leads her to join the En Piste team, an experience that proves to be a perfect symbiosis between her artistic skills and social commitment. Her primary goal: to guide each member in understanding the services offered by En Piste and to contribute significantly to the ongoing enrichment of the captivating adventure that circus arts represent.

Mathilde Perahia

Mathilde Perahia

Coordinator - Continuing Education & Professional Development

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514 529-1183, # 2

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Mathilde Perahia has been involved in the circus milieu since her early teens, first in France, then in Quebec, after having worked in various countries around the world, as a practitioner (rope), researcher, teacher, cultural worker and creator. In her PhD thesis, published in 2021 (Concordia University), she examines the utopian dimension of a minority contemporary circus in Quebec and its ability to bring about social change through the evolution of its aesthetics. Mathilde has been a social circus instructor in Argentina (Circo Del Sur), Cambodia (Phare Ponleu Selpak) and Nepal (Circus Kathmandu). She is particularly interested in innovative circus practices, both in terms of creation and pedagogy. She is the mother of a little boy called Yaël.

Eloi Savoie

Eloi Savoie

Interim Communications Director

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514 529-1183, # 4
514 527-1334

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Passionate about the performing arts in all their forms, Eloi is delighted to join the dynamic En Piste team.  A 1992 graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, he is keenly aware of the needs of artists and artistic companies. To help promote cultural activities, in 2001 he created the Guide Culturel À L'Affiche, a monthly calendar of cultural events. He made it his priority to democratize the visibility of artists by offering them free access to the various Montreal audiences.

Eloi is delighted to be renewing his relationship with En Piste, with which he collaborated during his 6 years at La TOHU (2004-2010), when he was Private Events Coordinator. Even back then, from the very first conversations with event organizers, he made sure to promote the recruitment of En Piste members. La TOHU was followed by 14 years at Centaur Theatre, the venerable English-language theatre in Old Montreal, where he held key positions in communications and marketing, until 2024.

Matthieu Gagnon

Matthieu Gagnon

Digital Development Agent

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514 529-1183, # 7

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Franco-Manitoban by birth, Matthieu Gagnon grew up in a bicultural environment, raised by an English-speaking mother from Newfoundland and a French-speaking father from Abitibi. He studied journalism at Cégep de Jonquière, where he developed a keen interest in communications, the arts, cinema and technology. His training led him to pursue his professional career in Montreal. As a fervent advocate of multipotentiality, Matthieu cultivates an insatiable curiosity, always on the lookout for new knowledge. His experience includes collaborations with companies such as Apple, Infiniti Canada, CBS Films, CINARS and En Piste.

Emmanuel Rock Cyr

Emmanuel Rock Cyr

Project Manager

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514 529-1183, # 3

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Co-general and artistic director of Productions Carmagnole for 10 years, Emmanuel Rock Cyr has over twenty years' experience as a social circus instructor and trainer. He has worked with various communities, developing a real competence in teaching and managing development projects through the circus arts. His dedication to social inclusion and individual well-being is evident in his work with organizations such as Cirque du Monde, Cirqiniq and many others. A multidisciplinary artist, he juggles the performing and visual arts, disciplines that he has greatly contributed to establishing as distinct arts. He returns to Montreal after a seven-year tour with Cirque du Soleil's Luzia. In autumn 2023, he will direct Cirque des rencontres at La TOHU.

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We work first and foremost for our members, but also for the entire circus community in Canada!

Click here to learn more about our partners.


 

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Contact us
1450 City Councillors Street, suite 410
Montreal (Quebec) H3A 2E6
Canada

Telephone: (+1) 514 529-1183
Fax: (+1) 514 529-6565


Information: [email protected] 

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