"The Quebec ballet industry, known for its opening and innovation, seems to have everything to be considered as dancers' paradise. However, some stereotypes and biases embedded in Quebec culture make it difficult to recruit male dancers even today."
Corps de ballet by L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec © Maxime Côté
In the Montreal Campus article Le ballet masculin au Québec peine à faire sa place, the artistic director of L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Anik Bissonnette, raises the issues of male ballet in the province, highlighting stereotypes and prejudices that still prevail today. The image of ballet needs to evolve, because let's face it: ballet is also masculine.
Junior cycle performance at L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec © Anne-Sophie Heroux - ESBQ