Louis Laberge Cote: Performer, Collaborator
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 nationallyand internationally with over 20 companies, including full-time positions with Toronto Dance Theatre (1999-2007) and the Kevin O’Day Ballett National Theater Mannheim (2009-2011).
He has performed in the works of several highly respected dance artists, such as Peggy Baker, Patricia Beatty, Serge Bennathan, Peter Chin, Guillaume Côté, Dominique Dumais, David Earle, Robert Glumbeck, Danny Grossman, Christopher House, Sasha Ivanochko, JamesKudelka, 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 has 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). NOW Magazine named him “Toronto’s Dance Most Valuable Player” in 2006 and “Best Male Dancer” in 2014. A sought-after pedagogue, he has taught classes
and workshops all across the country and is currently on faculty at 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.