Pierre Chartrand

Pierre Chartrand

Pierre Chartrand is recognized at home and abroad as a dancer, choreographer, caller, and teacher. He started dancing in 1971 with the company Charms. In the early 80s, he taught dance at the University of Qu├ębec at Montreal. He has performed solo or in groups at festivals across the US and Canada. In 1987 he went to France for a masters degree in dance at the Sorbonne. In 1997 Chartrand and Normand Legault won a traditional dance medal at the Jeux de la Francophonie in Madagascar. He and his wife Anne-Marie Gardette founded Danse Cadence, an organization dedicated to traditional dance. He has performed with Rapetipetam at New World Festivals in years past.