Marie Chouinard is a choreographer, dancer, performer, and occasional set, costume, sound and light designer. She has worked since 1978 in building a diverse choreographic corpus that has earned her a place in the contemporary dance and art scene. In 1990, after 12 years as a solo artist performing throughout the world, she founded the Compagnie Marie Chouinard,dedicating herself primarily to creating group wor,.and from that point on, Chouinard began assuming the role of artistic director rather than star of her own choreographed performances.
On local, national and international contemporary dance scenes, Marie Chouinard has been known to stir both the minds and bodies of critics and the public. Beginning with her first solo creation in 1978 called Cristallisation,Chouinard has continually pushed the boundaries of on-stage performance and riveted her audience with her pieces – both as solo and artisitic director for her compagnie. Chouinard explored many other avenues of artistic expression including performance art, video, installation, film and vocal work.