© Izabel Zimmer
Maryse has been dancing professionally for over 30 years. She started in Quebec City and then in Montreal with several independent choreographers including Jean-Pierre Perrault and Montanaro Danse. She then joined Montréal Danse in 1993 and stayed for 17 years, which gave her the opportunity to work with a wide range of choreographers and tour in many countries. Over the years, she gained new experiences through various courses and projects in singing, theater, television and film. Maryse has been a dancer-moderator for Dance Against Violence since the very beginning of the project.
“What I love about Dance Against Violence is meeting women and sharing my knowledge on the use of body expression to break with everyday routine. I like to bring women and children into the pleasure of moving, the pleasure of creating, of communicating differently than with words.
What I aim in my workshops is the well-being of each person by creating, for an hour, a safe place where it is fun to move, to express oneself, and to communicate. I believe that movement and dance are a vector of well-being and joy for every human being and that it is important to give oneself the time and the right to explore it.
I dream that dancing will not only be associated with the occasional party, but also with everyday life to feel its many benefits regularly!”