Anne Dryburgh


A graduate of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Anne Dryburgh has danced for Ballet British Columbia, the Ottawa Ballet, Ballet Ouest, the Opéra de Montréal, and in the musical comedy Demain matin, Montréal m’attend. She has also worked as a theater and film actor since 1992.

She has two Master’s degrees with distinction in Dance from UQAM. Anne Dryburgh has taught in the professional program at the École supérieure de ballet du Québec since 2004 and while there has choreographed over twenty pieces, including Ennéade which was presented a the FQD last year.

Artistic Vision

Music constitutes the point of departure for all my creations. By listening to select pieces, I seek to raise images and emotions. These then eventually become steps, movements, structures; in sum, a spatial dynamic. I pull primarily from the esthetics of neoclassical dance and theater; two universes familiar to me where symmetry, expressivity, entropy, and corporeal architecture are fully revealed through dancers’ artistic experiences and knowledge.

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