Louis Laberge-Côté is a Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and rehearsal director.
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Louis Laberge-Côté is a Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and rehearsal director. An acclaimed performer, the “singularly magnetic” (Fjord Review) and “absolutely charismatic” (Globe and Mail) Laberge-Côté has danced nationally and internationally with over 20 companies, including Toronto Dance Theatre (1999-2007) and the Kevin O’Day Ballett Nationaltheater Mannheim (2009-2011). He has performed in the works of several highly respected dance artists, such as Peggy Baker, Patricia Beatty, Serge Bennathan, Trisha Brown, Peter Chin, Guillaume Côté, Dominique Dumais, David Earle, Robert Glumbeck, Danny Grossman, Christopher House, Sasha Ivanochko, Matjash Mrozewski, Kevin O’Day, and Michael Trent. Working in film as well as on stage, he has been part of six Bravo! Fact productions. He has created over 60 choreographic works, which have been presented and commissioned in Canada and abroad, and have been described as a “wonderfully sophisticated jewel” (Die Rheinpfalz) and a “triumph... with tremendous depth and subtext” (Classical 96.3FM).
His work has garnered him a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography (and 6 other nominations for Performance or Choreography), and NOW Magazine named him “Toronto’s Dance Most Valuable Player” in 2006. A sought-after pedagogue, he has taught classes and workshops all across the country and is currently on faculty at the National Ballet of Canada (In-Studio) and Ryerson University. He currently shares the Vice-Presidency at the Canadian Dance Assembly and is the Chair of the Dance Committee at the Toronto Arts Council.