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Photo: Janie Richard during L'École supérieure's show at the salle Pierre-Mercure in 2006. | Video: Janie Richard during her exam at L'École supérieure in 2006.
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December 1st, 2019

A Graduate Wins Révolution

For a second year in a row, a dancer trained at L’École supérieure wins the TV competition broadcast on the TVA network. Succeeding Katerine Leblanc (Team White), Janie Richard stood out thanks to her mastery of classical technique.

"I am extremely proud of what Janie has accomplished," says Anik Bissonnette, Artistic Director of L’École supérieure. "With her partner Marcio, she was able to demonstrate to a very large audience that classical dance allows to express great emotions with finesse."

Janie Richard followed all her professional training at L’École supérieure. Admitted to the summer intensive in 1998, she obtained her diploma in performance in 2007. The following year, she danced with the Gran Canaria Ballet in Spain and with Les Grands Ballets in The Nutcracker. She has been a soloist with the Atlantic Ballet Theater of Canada, appeared on the Paris Opera stage with the Montreal-based company Cas Public, and was the head of several Ballet Ouest shows. Tours have taken her to Canada, Latin America and Europe.

She has participated in TV shows and commercials, and in 2016 she has her first film experience in Xavier Dolan's first English-language film The Death and Life of Jonh F. Donovan. Janie also shares her passion teaching, choreographing and judging dance competitions around the world.

Congratulations to all competitors!

In addition to Janie, several young dancers from L’École supérieure participated in the second season of Révolution: Véronique Giasson and Guillaume Michaud, both graduates, as well as Anaelle Carette, a professional division student. Chléa Giguère, also a student in the intermediate cycle of the professional division, was in her second appearance on the show, which earned her being spotted by the producers of France’s Got Talent, who invited her twice to Paris.

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