Kyra Jean Green was born in France, raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, and obtained her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School. She has presented work at The Center of Performance Research (New York), CHOP SHOP dance festival (Bellevue, WA), F.A.T. (Fashion Art Toronto), Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Dance Conference USA (Miami), Quinzena de Dança de Almada (Portugal), Offset Dance Fest (Brooklyn) and CICC in Copenhagen. This summer she will create new works in Ulm, Germany, Seattle, Washington and present her company at Prisma Dance Festival in Panama. Since 2015 she has been an assistant choreographer, teacher and dancer with Les 7 Doigts de la Main. She was winner of Prix Coup de Cœur du Public at Festival Quartiers Danses in September 2016 and 2018. She started her company Trip The Light Fantastic in 2017 and the company made its debut at Festival Quartiers Danses. tripthelightfantastic.me
Janelle Hacault is a professional contemporary dance artist and educator from Winnipeg Manitoba, now based in Montréal, Québec. She is a graduate of the Senior Professional Program at the School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg, trained actor, and holds a BA Honours degree from the University of Winnipeg. She has had the privilege of working with Nafro Dance Productions, Odette Heyn Projects, Nova Dance Collective, Gearshifting Performance Works, Alexandra Elliott Dance Inc, Riley Sims, Zorya Arrow, Young Lungs Dance Exchange, Ming Hon, Compagnie Entitey/Jason Martin, Trip The Light Fantastic (Kyra Jean Green), Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Andrea Peña, Sylvain Émard Danse, and Les 7 Doigts de la Main. She is co-founder of Nova Dance Collective, .6 Ricochet, and co-creator of thedancepost.org. Her past choreographic works include Falling (a collaboration with Jason Martin), Overtaken, Lament, and Imprimatur. janellehacault.com
The Quartiers Danses Festival has made its mission to democratize contemporary dance in all its forms and hybrids by making it more accessible to all audiences in traditional and unusual venues. Since 2014, FQD has created a cultural mediation department that brings creative dance to community centres, kindergartens, residences, and hospitals. The festival is often involved in multidisciplinary approaches and has developed workshops combining dance and visual arts in different spaces, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and at the Fondation Phi since the winter of 2019.