Rodrigo Alvarenga-Bonilla

Rodrigo Alvarenga-Bonilla begins dancing at the age of five, joining a Salvadorian folk dance ensemble. Through his contact with youth centers, he is introduced to urban dance. In 2010, he begins taking class at Studio Party Time in Quebec, and joins the PNT Dance Company in 2012. In 2013, he starts the group MARVL. He is presently touring across Quebec with the show Jam. A recent graduate of the Montreal Contemporary Dance School, Rodrigo continues to develop his own personal style, a mix of urban, contemporary and acrobatic. He collaborates with different companies and choreographers, and also works on certain projects with the Cirque du Soleil. In the fall of 2019, he joined the Sursaut Dance Company for the production Me2.

Stéphanie BrochardStéphanie Brochard

Stéphanie Brochard trained in both dance and theatre. She studied at the Conservatoire national de region in Angers, France, at L’École de Danse de Québec and went on to graduate from the teacher training program at The National Ballet School of Canada. She also studied at l’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where she discovered the world of physical theatre and clown. She teaches on a regular basis in various dance training programs, in addition to offering different workshops. Stéphanie Brochard joined the Sursaut Dance Company in 2008, and performs in all the company’s productions as a dancer and is also Assistant Artistic Director since 2011. She also works with Les Jardins Chorégraphiques and Danse Cadence, two baroque dance companies in Montreal. In 2015, she created Me2, her first choreographic work, which is currently touring in Quebec and Canada with the Sursaut Dance Company. She also participated in the production Essaim, in which she presented her most recent solo creation, Compromis improbable, a project born of the desire to explore a new choreographic vocabulary by creating a fusion of baroque and contemporary dance.

 Amandine Garrido GonzalezAmandine Garrido Gonzalez

Amandine Garrido Gonzalez graduated from the University of Chile in 2002 with a degree in dance performance and worked for different contemporary dance companies throughout her country. She arrived in Canada in 2008 as part of the Cirque du Soleil production Varekai, where she worked as an aerial artist. As well as teaching dance and circus arts, she is involved in numerous creative projects, notably Sève, presented as part of Rurart – Contemporary Art in a Rural Setting, La géométrie des chats : le regard animal, presented at the Viva! Art Action Festival in Montreal, and De la souffrance à l’amour, presented on International Women’s Day in Sutton in 2015. Her inspiration, a mix of contemporary influences and gypsy dancing, allow Amandine to present her vision of dance as a sacred art, as an expression of the present moment. Her versatility and strong stage presence make her stand out as an artist. Amandine joined the Sursaut Dance Company in 2013. Acuna is her first collaboration with the company as choreographer.

 Jasmine InnsJasmine Inns

Jasmine Inns graduated from the Modern Dance Training Program at the School of Dance in Ottawa. She went on to work for the Toronto company Tilt sound + motion as a dancer and choreographer, and choreographed a piece for their sister company Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre. She has danced for various choreographers, including Kate Hilliard and Lara Kramer. Since 2010, she has also worked with Yvonne Coutts at The Ottawa Dance Directive. With ODD she has had the pleasure of working with Noam Gagnon, Tedd Robinson, Melanie Demers and Andrew Turner.  She has also presented her own works in events across Canada. Jasmine Inns joined the company in 2008.

JoachimJoachim Yensen-Martin

Joachim Yensen-Martin is a diversified-movement artist. His journey begins with martial arts, Parkour, and circus arts. On graduating from the Contemporary Dance Programme at Concordia University in 2013, he collaborates with Danika Cormier to form Corps Sauvage, a movement alliance that combines theatricality and duo work. He has also participated in numerous festivals in Montreal such as Fringe, Bouge d’Ici, and Short and Sweet. Established as an artist in Sherbrooke since 2016, Joachim works with the company Labokracboom in the production Chute Libre. Involved in a number of projects in the region, he performs with, amongst others, the compagnie de danse Axile, and in The Sursaut Squad, a cultural outreach activity developed by the Sursaut Dance Company. Echos is his first engagement as a dancer in one of the company’s productions.