After studying theatre and philosophy, Josiane completed professional training at l’École de danse de Québec in 2010. Since then, she has led a career as a performer working with many choreographers and dance and/or multidisciplinary companies in Québec City and Montreal. In the past year, she has performed in the works of Geneviève Duong, Alan Lake (Alan Lake Factori(e)), Catherine Tardif (Et Marianne et Simon), Le Crue, Les Incomplètes, L’Orchestre d’hommes-orchestres et Théâtre Rude Ingénierie.
Josiane is also interested in choreographic research, and has created four dance-theatre projects funded by the Première Ovation – Danse program. In the spring of 2018, she performed her first personal creation, La fille d’à côté, presented by La Rotonde, an important choreographic centre in Québec City. In 2014 and 2017, she codirected her first two pieces on-screen. She is also frequently invited by her peers to serve in their creative projects as choreographer and/or choreographic consultant and dramaturg.
Josiane is at the helm of many projects. She cofounded Bloc.danse, a spontaneous research platform in contemporary dance and other disciplines, in Québec City. She is also a founding member of Les Incomplètes theatre company, where she works as artistic collaborator on various multidisciplinary projects, mostly aimed at young audiences. She takes part in each and every one of the company’s projects, as a performer, choreography, artistic director, playwright, rehearsal director, curator and cultural mediator.
Since she first started performing professionally, Josiane has danced in over 250 performances of various productions, in Quebec, Canada (Ontario and Prince Edward Island), in France and Luxemburg.
The heart of Josiane’s artistic approach is her eye for interdisciplinary aesthetic, sensory experience and the body’s progression in a performance space. She’s compelled by an actor or dancer’s state of presence that is required when performing for young audiences, and the authenticity that emerges from that creative space. Les Incomplètes is her playground for exploring these different artistic priorities.
Les Incomplètes have received two distinctive awards for their work: Le Prix d’excellence de la Ville de Québec (2013) and Le Prix Première Ovation pour le meilleure spectacle de la relève (best new play by emerging artists: Édredon, 2011).