Maude Fortier started her dance training in Montreal at the age of three. Her passion for dance led her to audition for the dance program at Collège Jean-Eudes in Montreal, where she studied ballet and modern along with jazz, tap, and flamenco. It was then that she first considered pursuing a dance career. Acknowledging her enthusiasm and determination, her modern teacher, Chantale Desgroseilliers, took her under her wing and introduced her to the Limón technique. Fortier fell in love with this art form and during the summer of 2015, she flew to California to attend the Limón summer workshop, where she worked with current and former company members and received a scholarship. Fortier graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2017; she has had the chance to work with great figures of the dance world, some having influenced her most like Peggy Baker, Paul-André Fortier and the Kaejas. During her time at The School, she has also received support from the Lindy Green & Sam Chaiton Student Bursary twice and has been honored the Leadership Award. Her passion for performances has lead her to perform at The Theatre Centre as part of the SummerWorks Festival 2017; she performed a work choreographed by emerging choreographer and dancer Jocelyn Mah, accompanied by live musicians. Most recently, her ambitions brought her to train along the RUBBERBANDance Group. Her goal is to share her passion for dance and inspire new dancers to bloom.

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