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Curriculum vitae

MARIE-JOSÉE LÉVESQUE
Montréal, Québec, Canada
 
tel.: (514) 388-8666
fax: (514) 381-1350

born in Quebec, September 25, 1971
spoken languages: French and English

  • 15 years of stage experience (trapeze, gymnastics, trampoline, dance and theater)


SPECIALIZATIONS

WASHINGTON TRAPEZE
Fixed or swinging aerial acrobatic number in a jungle-like atmosphere
(dance, headstand, handstand and acrobatic balancing movements)

       length: 8 minutes
 

AERIAL SILK
Fixed or swinging aerial dance performance in a melodramatic atmosphere (flexibilty, strength and dance)

       length: 6 minutes
       minimum ceiling height requirements: 6 meters

GERMAN WHEEL
Dynamic acrobatic act in a 6' diameter giant metal wheel that will leave all attendees surprise!!!

       length: 6 minutes
       minimum floor space: 26' wide by 24' deep


All numbers can be incorporated into circus, cabaret, variety, dance, musical or ice shows, festivals, plays, music videos, television programs, commercials, corporate events, conventions, galas, corporate Christmas celebrations, hotel, holiday resort or cruise ship entertainment, fashion shows, and any other type of special events.


TRAINING

1990-1994

MONTREAL NATIONAL CIRCUS SCHOOL
Trapeze teachers:
Jacinthe Tremblay, André Simard, Alain Gauthier

Drama workshop:
Guy Caron, Franco Dragone, Pierrette Venne
Dance workshop:
Debbie Brown, Jean Léger
Mime workshop:
Jean Asselin (Omnibus)
Carbone 14 workshop
Gilles Maheu, Johanne Madore
Trapeze number choreography:
Jeannette McNulty, Catherine Archambault


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TRAPEZE, GERMAN WHEEL & AERIAL CURTAIN

January 22, 2005 TAKT – AIR TRANSAT
Dorval Airport - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- German wheel and Aerial curtain
 
January 18, 2005 EQUICOM
(gala dinner)
Imperial Theater - Qc, Canada
- German wheels duo and Aerial curtain
 
January 6 to 8, 2005 SPECIAL EVENT 2005
(conference for events industry professionals)
Miami Convention Center - Florida, USA
- German wheels duo and Aerial curtain
 
December 10, 2004 MERK FROSST
(christmas show)
Buffet Sorrento - Ville LaSalle, Qc, Canada
- German wheels duo
 
December 4, 2004 NORTEL NETWORKS
(christmas show)
Buffet Sorrento - Ville LaSalle, Qc, Canada
- German wheels duo
 
November 23, 2004 MICHELIN GROUP
(gala evening)
Hilton Lac Leamy Hotel - Gatineau, Qc, Canada
- Curtain act duo with violoncellist
 
November 4, 2004 LAMA (Legal Assistant Management Association)
Montreal Fine Art Museum - Qc, Canada
- German wheel solo
 
November 2, 2004 DELOITTE TOUCHE
(gala)
Montreal COnvention Center - Qc, Canada
- German wheels duo and Aerial curtain
 
October 1, 2004 PDM HEALTHCARE
(annual convention)
Cleveland Renaissance Hotel - Ohio, USA
- German wheels duo and Aerial curtain
 
August 30, 2004 HADASAH-WIZO
(fund raiser)
Casino of Montreal - Qc, Canada
- German wheel, Washington trapeze and Aerial curtain
 
August 19, 2004 CITIGROUP
(gala)
Meadows Park Rink - Whistler, Canada
- German wheels duo and Aerial curtain
 
August 10, 2004 REMAX USA
(gala)
Le Capitol - Quebec City, Canada
- German wheel duo and Aerail curtain
 
June 24, 2004 ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DE LA PAIE
Westin Hotel - Ottawa, Canada
- Aerial curtain duo
 
June 3, 2004 CENTRE CANADIEN DE L'ARCHITECTURE
Centre Canadien de l'Architecture - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- German wheel duo
 
May 20, 2004 INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS
(awards presentation)
Queen Elisabeth Hotel - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- German wheel and Aerail curtain
 
May 13, 2004 CENTRE SAIDYE BRONFMAN
(cocktail for the annual fund raise)
Centre Saidye Bronfman - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain duo
 
May 11, 2004 PRODUCTIONS MARTIAL HÉBERT
Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal - Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain duo mother and daughter
 
May 9, 2004 SAS (SUGI 29 MONTREAL)
Montreal Convention Center - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- German wheel and Aerial curtain
 
April 18-19, 2004 STAR BÉDARD
(annual convention)
Quebec Convention Center - Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain duo
 
March 13, 2004 PFIZER
(gala awards ceremony)
Château Lac Louise - Alberta, Canada
- German wheel
 
February 14, 2004 DON JUAN PREMIERE
(private reception for performers and creators)
Windsor Station - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Washington Trapeze and Aerial curtain
 
February 7, 2004 EVENING OF ELEGANCE (Diabetes Association of Jamaica)
The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel - Jamaica
- German wheel and Aerial curtain
 
January 18 to 23, 2004 CIBC
(2003 annual achievers conference)
Westin Rio Mar Beach Hotel - Puerto Rico, USA
- Aerial curtain duo
 
January 19, 2004 BIOTECHNOLOGIC COMPANY
(convention)
Hilton Lac Leamy - Gatineau, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
December 20, 2003 ALCAN
(christmas reunion)
Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal - Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain duo with signer
 
December 14, 2003 COSSETTE COMMUNICATION
(christmas party)
Head Office - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
November 20, 2003 PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS
(convention)
Queen Elisabeth Hotel - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain and German wheel
 
October 31, 2003 AMERICAN LAWERS ASSOCIATIONS
(gala)
Windsor Station - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Washington trapeze and Aerial curtain
 
October 23, 2003 RESSOURCE JEUNESSE ST-LAURENT
(charity event)
Cégep St-Laurent, Salle Émile Legault - Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain and German wheel
 
September 27, 2003 L'ORDRE DES AUDIOPROTHÉSISTES DU QUÉBEC
(annual convention)
Château Champlain, Le Cafc'onc - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain and German wheel
 
September 20, 2003 MAINE ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY BANKS
(gala)
Queen Elisabeth Hotel - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain and German wheel
 
September 10, 2003 SRS 38TH ANNUAL MEETING
(opening ceremony)
Le Capitol - Quebec City, Canada
- Aerial curtain and German wheel
 
September 2, 2003 21st WORLD XCONGRESS ON ENDOUROLOGY
(annual convention)
Montreal Convention Center - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
August 13, 2003 CREATIVE IDEAS
(Canadian Congress)
Telus Convention Center - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
July 25, 2003 WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAF
(14th worl Congress)
Montreal Convention Center - Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
July 18, 2003 TOURISME MONTREAL
(reunion for US events planners)
Montreal Convention Center - Qc, Canada
- German wheel act
 
June 23, 2003 CAS 59TH ANNUAL MEETING (Canadian Anesthesiologists Society)
(President's reception and dinner)
Ottawa COngress Center - Ottawa, Canada
- German wheel
 
June 12, 2003 DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU
(International meeting)
Le Capitol - Quebec City, Canada
- German wheel and Aerial curtain
 
May 31 and June 4, 2003 SAFECO
(gala)
Banff Spring Hotel - Alberta, Canada
- Aerial curtain and German wheels duo
 
May 23, 2003 30e ANNIVERSAIRE DU STATUT DE LA FEMME
Spectrum - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain with signer Marie-Claire Séguin
 
May 22, 2003 LES PHÉNIX DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Metropolis - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
May 17, 2003 CALIFORNIA STATE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION
Gare Windsor - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
April 29, 2003 INFLIGHT FOOD ASSOCIATION
(gala spectacle evening)
Palais des Congrès de Montreal room 710 A and B - Qc, Canada
- Aerial flying curtain with live signer
 
April 24, 2003 THE DAFFODIL BALL
(Canadian Cancer Society)
Gare Windsor - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
April 12, 2003 ATB FINANCIAL
(convention)
Telus Convention Center - Calgar, Alberta
- Aerial curtain duo synchronize
 
March 26 to April 6, 2003 24th BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2003
(Mercedes Benz and Toyota)
Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC) -
Bangkok, Thailand
- Aerial flying curtain (30 shows; 2 millions attendees)
 
March 13, 2003 TOURISME LAVAL
(business meeting)
Sheraton Laval - Laval, Quebec
- Aerial curtain
 
February 14 to 23, 2003 TORONTO AUTO SHOW
(GM stage show; 60 representations)
Skydome - Toronto, Ontario
- German wheel
 
January 27, 2003 LE FOND DE CHARITÉ WIENSTEIN
(Ste-Justine hospital)
Restaurant Wienstein & Gavio’s - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
December 21, 2002 HERVÉ POMERLEAU INC
(christmas party)
Cégep Beauce-Appalaches, Auditorium
- Aerial flying curtain with live signer
 
December 13, 2002 VILLE ST-LAURENT
(christmas party)
Convention Center, Sheraton - Laval, Quebec
- Aerial curtain
 
December 7, 2002 AGTI
(christmas party)
Porto Fiorentino restaurant - Old Montreal, Quebec
- Aerial curtain with live signer
 
December 4, 2002 TRANSAT AT
(christmas party)
Gare Windsor - Montreal, Quebec
- Aerial curtain
 
November 19, 2002 ASSOCIATION DES INGÉNIEURS DE LA FONCTION PUBLIQUE
(coloque)
Hilton - Quebec, Quebec
- Aerial curtain
 
November 6, 2002 CIBC WOOD GUNDY
Convention Center - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
September 25, 2002 PFIZER
(gala)
Medley - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Washington trapeze and aerial curtain
 
September 20, 2002 GALA DES PRIX BOMA CANADIENS 2002
(convention)
Gare Windsor - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
September 19, 2002 CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF COLORECTAL CANCER – MC GILL UNIVERSITY
(convention)
Queen Elisabeth hotel - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
September 18, 2002 BOMEX MONTRÉAL 2002
(convention)
Intercontinental hotel - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial flying curtain
 
August 27, 2002 M&M
(convention)
Lac Leamy hotel - Gatineau, Qc, Canada
- Duo aerial curtain
 
August 17, 2002 MEETING CANADA CORPORATION
(convention)
Gare Windsor - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial flying curtain
 
August 13, 2002 CARREFOUR LAVAL PRE-OPENING GALA
(inauguration)
Carrefour Laval - Laval, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain with live signer
 
July 27, 2002 CANADIAN SOCIETY OF ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES
(national conference)
Hilton Lac Leamy - Gatineau, Qc, Canada
- Duo aerial curtain
 
June 8, 2002 SOIRÉE BENSON & EDGES
(promotion)
Le Millénium - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain
 
May 26, 2002 CANADIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
(gala evening)
Convention Center - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial flying curtain
 
May 25, 2002 BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON, LLP
(gala evening)
Windsor Station - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain act
 
September 12, 2001 AIRPORT COUNSELORS INTERNATIONAL - NORTH AMERICA
(annual conference)
Windsor Station - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial flying curtain number
 
August 20, 2001

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG LAWYERS
(annual convention)
Windsor Station - Montreal, Qc, Canada
- Aerial curtain number
 

August 15, 2001 INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS (IEEE)
Windsor Station - Montreal
- Aerial curtain number
 
April 24, 2001 BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB
Plaza of Nations - Vancouver, BC, Canada
- One number with three aerial curtains
 
March 9 - 24, 2001 CLUB MED
Club Med Theater - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Two circus numbers (trapeze and aerial curtain); weekly presentations
 
January 21, 2001 MARCHANDS UNIS INC.
Wyndham Hotel (Grand Salon) - Montreal
- Duo in aerial curtain number
 
January 20, 2001 EICOM
Wyndham Hotel (Grand Salon) - Montreal
- Duo in aerial curtain number
 
January 17 - 19, 2001 NORTEL NETWORKS
Forum Grimaldi - Monte-Carlo, Monaco
- Aerial curtain number
 
December 22 & 23, 2000 CHRISTMAS PARTY
Angel's Gardens - Tokyo, Japan
- Aerial curtain number
 
November 5, 1999 FENDI (new clothing line launch)
Tokyo, Japan
- Aerial circus show (trapeze and aerial fabric) with Cirque Fantastic Concept
 
October 23, 1999 ASTEC
Metropolis - Montreal
- Aerial curtain number included in a 50-minute circus show presented by Cirque Fantastic Concept
 
October 16, 1999 CENTRE STAGE... THE ULTIMATE STREET PARTY
Eaton Center - Toronto, On, Canada
- Trapeze and aerial curtain numbers included in circus shows presented by Cirque Fantastic Concept
 
April - May 1999 CANAL CITY HAKATA
Business Center - Fukuoka, Japan
- Circus shows (trapeze and aerial curtain numbers); 49 presentations
 
August 1998 WEBSTER HALL (circus show)
Webster Hall - New York City, NY, U.S.A.
- Trapeze number; two weeks
 
June 1998 SOUTH HILL MALL (shopping mall opening)
South Hill Mall - Toronto
- Trapeze number
 
May 1998 CLUB MED
Club Med Theater - Eleuthera, Bahamas
- Guest artist (Washington trapeze and aerial curtain); four weeks
 
March 1998 COCA-COLA (Cherry Coke products launch)
Tazmahal Center - Montreal
- Acrobatic number
 
December 1997 GALA ORIFLAMME
Palais des congrès de Montréal - Montreal
- Trapeze number
 
October - December 1997 RESTAURANT CIRCO
Theme restaurant - Laval
- Many shows as an artist and casting director
 
October 1997 THE GOVERNEMENT CLUB (first anniversary)
The Government Club (private club) - Toronto
- Trapeze number
 
August - September 1997 Cirque Éloize
Maison de la culture de Gatineau - Gatineau, Qc, Canada
- Trapeze number
 
July 1997 CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Théâtre Bonsecours - Montreal (Old Montreal)
- Trapeze number
 
June - July 1997 CIRQUE ÉLOIZE
Maison de la culture de Gatineau - Gatineau
- Trapeze number
 
May 1997 CIRQUE ÉLOIZE
Various locations - greater Montreal region
- Trapeze number
 
April 1997 PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT LAUNCH
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art - Montreal
- Trapeze number
 
April 1997 CIRCUS PRINCESS FESTIVAL OF SWEDEN
Broderna Bronett Circus - Stockholm, Sweden
- Trapeze number; 20 shows
 
January 1997 CIRQUE ÉLOIZE (Quebec tour)
Various locations - province of Quebec
- Trapeze number
 
December 1996 CIRQUE ÉLOIZE
St-DenisTheater - Montreal
- Trapeze number

CIRQUE ÉLOIZE (French tour)
Various locations - France
- Trapeze number
 
November 25, 1996 28th ATHLETE OF THE YEAR GALA
Théâtre Le Capitol - Quebec City, Qc, Canada
- Trapeze number
 
November 1996 CIRQUE ÉLOIZE (Quebec Tour)
Various locations - Sept-Îles, Baie-Comeau, Chicoutimi and Alma, Qc, Canada
- Trapeze number
 
October - November 1996 CANAL CITY HAKATA
Business Center - Fukuoka, Japan
- Trapeze number; 47 presentations
 
July, August &
September 1996
CIRQUE ÉLOIZE
Salle Maurice O'Bready - Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada
- Trapeze number
 
May 1996 SMIRNOFF DESIGN COMPETITION (finals)
Le Medley - Montreal
- Trapeze number
 
April 1996 SMIRNOFF DESIGN COMPETITION (semi-finals)
The Joker Club - Toronto
- Trapeze number

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR SPRING FASHION SHOW
Eaton Center - Toronto
- Trapeze number; 3 presentations

THE JOKER CLUB
Disco - Toronto
- Circus show

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY
Canadian Opera Company - Toronto
- Trapeze number
 
March 1996 GALA FIERTÉ TOYOTA
CAF'Conc - Montréal
- Trapeze number

THE JOKER CLUB (opening night)
Disco - Toronto
- Trapeze number; 3 presentations
 
November 1995 PHOENIX CONCERT THEATER (10th anniversary)
Theater - Toronto
- Trapeze number; 10 presentations
 
October 1995 CANADIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY
Bell Ampitheater - Montreal
- Trapeze number

MONDIAL DE LA PUBLICITÉ FRANCOPHONE
Théâtre Le Capitol - Quebec City
- Trapeze number
 
Summer 1995 CANADIAN APPAREL FEDERATION
Palais des congrès de Montréal - Montreal
- Trapeze number

G7 SUMMIT
Cirque du Soleil Big Top - Halifax, NS, Canada
- Acrobatic number (with Cirque du Soleil)

PONTIAC DEALERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND WHOLESALE CONFERENCES (introduction of the 1996 models)
New-Orleans Convention Center - New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.
- Trapeze number
 
Winter 1994 WUHAN INTERNATIONAL ACROBATIC ARTS FESTIVAL OF CHINA
Wuhan, China
- Trapeze number (bronze medal)
 
Fall 94 GALA MER ET MONDE
Hôtel La Saguenéenne - Chicoutimi
- Trapeze number
 
Summer 1994 EUGÈNE PATIN CLUB
Disco - Montréal
- Circus show
 
Spring 1992 & 1994 NATIONAL CIRCUS SCHOOL OF MONTREAL
National Circus School of Montreal - Montreal
- Circum Navigatum and Le Feu Sacré (year-end student shows)
 
Summer 1992 LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS (fundraising event)
Old Montreal Boat - Montreal (Old Montreal)
- Trapeze number


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

1994-1995 2-year contract as an understudy for the Washington trapeze solo number
 
1994 Bronze medal at the 2nd Wuhan International Acrobatic Arts Festival of China (Cirque du Soleil representative)
 
1990 Acrobat on the European tour (London and Paris); chair-balancing act, theeter board number and group bicycle number
 
1989 Acrobat on the American and Canadian tours (Montreal, Florida, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington); chair-balancing act, theeter board number and group bicycle number
 
1988 Acrobat on the American and Canadian tours; chair-balancing act, theeter board number and group bicycle number


FILM & TELEVISION

1998 La Tête de l'emploi (talk show), Radio-Canada
- Trapeze specialist
 
1996 Chabada (talk show), TVA
- Trapeze number
 
1991 Beau et Chaud (talk show), Télé-Québec
- Trampoline number
 
1988 Le Cirque réinventé (feature film), Télémagik/Cirque du Soleil'
- Theeter board number and "The Penguins"


ACROBATIC GYMNASTICS

1982-1988 International trampoline competitions and acrobatic gymnastics shows with Les Lobers company from St-Hilaire, Qc, Canada