We help creators make their voices heard by providing them with a springboard for their work.

DLD uses its expertise in arts presentation and development to support Quebec creators who are at the forefront of the dance and performing arts scenes. By securing national and international distribution for these artists’ repertoires, the company helps draw attention to their work so that it can live on.

We help creators make their voices heard by providing them with a springboard for their work.


© Julie Artacho avec Frédérick Gravel, directeur artistique DLD

Frédérick Gravel

Frédérick Gravel graduated in 2009 from UQAM’s (Université du Québec à Montréal) dance faculty with a thesis on “The role of the dance artist in a democratic society’’. The choreographer, dancer, musician and lighting designer Frédérick Gravel has been active on the Montreal scene for the past fifteen years. He turns the structures of choreography upside down, merging into his work various elements from rock and performance art.

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©JulieArtacho_Avec Catherine Gaudet

Catherine Gaudet

The holder of a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in contemporary dance from UQAM, Catherine Gaudet has been quick to establish a unique choreographic style.

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©Maxime Côté

Alix Dufresne

A gifted young graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s directing program (2014), Alix Dufresne is interested in both dance and theatre, and makes dramatic use of non-theatrical objects such as novels, poems, voodoo chants, and soundscapes.

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Ellen Furey ©Winnie Ho

Ellen Furey

Ellen Furey works in the field of experimental and contemporary dance. Since 2012, she has primarily participated in discursive and collaborative processes emphasizing the messiness of subjectivities.

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Étienne Lepage ©Lucie Desrochers

Étienne Lepage

A 2007 graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s playwriting program, Étienne Lepage is an author, screenwriter, translator, and transdisciplinary creator.

portrait de Manuel Roque, chorégraphe de Montréal

Manuel Roque

Initially a performer for leading choreographers in the Quebec scene, Manuel Roque creates dance pieces that focuses on the contemporary languages breeding, on the meeting of a kinesthesic virtuosity and the research of an upstanding presence.

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Stéphane Gladyszewski

An artist with clear multidisciplinary interests, Stéphane Gladyszewski studied and worked in photography before completing a degree in fine arts. His work focuses on the body, images, and light.

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DanielLeveille_©Émilie Tournevache

Daniel Léveillé

Founder Artistic Director from 1991 to 2018

A well-known Canadian choreographer and dance teacher, Daniel Léveillé holds a place of high regard on the national and international scenes of contemporary dance. In forty years of practice, he has contributed to the development of choreographic art by creating a corpus of major works performed by exceptional dancers.

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