Chloé Ouellet-Payeur

Chloé Ouellet-Payeur is a Montreal-based dancer and contortionist, as well as a former competitive gymnast. She graduated from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2016 and from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2013. She was personally trained in contortion by Andréane Leclerc. As a complement to her practice, Chloé also trains in a variety of physical approaches such as Pilates, Yoga, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais method, acrobatics and swimming.

She has performed professionally at Festival TransAmériques, Montréal Complètement Cirque, Festival Cultural de Mayo (Mexico), and more. She has been hired as a performer for various independent choreographers and companies such as Destins Croisés and Nadère Arts vivants (Montreal), Corpus Dance Project (Toronto), DansEncorps (Moncton), Willi Dorner Cie (Austria) and others. On set, on stage or in alternative spaces, Chloé is sought after for her unique creative skills and physical abilities.

Size: 5.2
Red hair
Brown eyes
UDA: 154,361 (trainee)

Styles: Classical Ballet, Circus, Contemporary, Gymnast
Specialty: Contortion, Acrobatics on the ground, Gymnastics

Description

DANCER / CONTORSION
2019
Breach (dance performance, 45min) Alexandre Morin / Tangente Danse (Wilder Building), Montreal

2018
Numbers & animations in contortion / various events in the greater Montreal
“Terror 404 – season 2” (web series) Sébastien Diaz / two 3rd roles in the episodes The Nahual (role of Nahual) and Marie Noire (role of Marie Noire)
“Vuela Vuela, dance” (dance show, 30min) company In her salon / various events in Quebec, France and Mexico
“Movements in the woods” (parade-dance, 1h) Ivanie Aubin-Malo / Saint-Jean-Baptiste parade, Montreal
Cherepaka (contortion-dance show, 50min) Nadère Performing Arts Company / Annex Gallery and NDG Cultural Center, Montreal

2017
“Vuela Vuela, the dance” (company In her living room) Off Course Dance – Playing outside, The party (café-bar of the Wilder building), and Lachine Street Theater Festival, Montreal. Tournant Festival (Rousseau-Vermette Room), Ste-Adèle (QC). Acciones Escénicas Urbanas – CAMP_iN (Plaza del Carmen) San Luis Potosi, Mexico 2016
Breach (Alexandre Morin) Buissonnières Dance – Tangente Danse (Wilder Building), Montreal
“Transhumance” (Corpus Dance Project) Festival To us the street! (St-Denis Street), Montreal
Acro-Dance Research Laboratory (Estelle Clareton Creations) Residence at the National Circus School, Montreal
“Phenomena” (Fate Crusaders Company) MAY – Montreal, Intercultural Arts, Montreal 2017
Beginning of creation “The Divine Comedy” (Dave St-Pierre) Creation Center O Vertigo, Montreal

2016
In creation “Quebeckers in Mexico” (Karenne Gravel, Chloé Ouellet-Payeur, Emmalie Ruest, Marie-Philippe Santerre and Robin P. Gould), project receiving a 2016 CALQ succession grant
“Ma (G) ma” (Castel Blast collective) Espace Libre and Festival Zone-Homa (Saint-Denis Catholic Church), Montreal
“Hexad Myriad” (Victoria Mackenzie) Dance District Festival (Jardins Gamelin, Wellington Walks) and Presentation of the Fly Project (Montreal Contemporary Dance School), Montreal

2015
“Essai # 2” (Chloé Ouellet-Payeur and Marie-Philippe Santerre) St-Ambroise Fringe Festival (Jean-Claude Germain Hall of the Théâtre d’aujourd’hui), Montreal
“WithIn and WithOut” (Bailey Eng) Art Matters (Loyola Chapel) and Studio Seven (Concordia Dance Department), Montreal

2014
“Movement 100 – Without Manifestos” (Helen Simard) Neighborhoods Danses Festival (Belvedere du Mont-Royal), Montreal
“Twenty One Angus Young” (Helen Simard) St-Ambroise Fringe Festival (Cabaret Mile End), event “So you think that was dance? And closing cabaret of the Bouge d’ici Festival (Mainline Theater), Montreal

2013
“Love Baloney” (Alex-Ann Boucher) Zone-Homa Festival (Maison de la culture Maisonneuve), Montreal
“Completely Cirque Minutes” and “Babel” (Anthony Venisse and Manuel Roque) Montreal Complètement Cirque Festival (Quartier latin), Montreal 2011 and 2013

2012
«Koukoulia – The Birds» (Danielle Schneider) Young Audience Show (Center Marcel-Dulude), Saint-Bruno, QC, Canada
“Déjenme volar” (collective Las Güeras) Cultural Festival of Mayo (Downtown Guadalajara), Guadalajara, Mexico
Installation-performance in situ (Camille Lepage-Mandeville and Marine Ledoux) – Scenography project of the DESS in Event Design UQÀM (Espace Libre), Montreal

2011
“Bodies in Urban Spaces” (Willi Dorner Festival) TransAmériques Festival – FTA, (urban route in downtown Montreal), Montreal