Director of the Dance Program
Instructor: Ballet, Modern, and Dance Fitness
Miryam has studied with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the National Ballet of Canada, the Banff School of Fine Arts, and Maggie Black of New York. From 1976-1979, she danced professionally and toured internationally with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, interpreting classical and modern works by choreographers such as Balanchine, Fokine, Petipa, Dolin, Bejart, Butler, and Nault. In 1980, she co-founded with Edouard Lock La La La Human Steps, a dynamic and eccentric post-modern dance company that has achieved world acclaim. Since 1983, acting as her own choreographer, she has performed one-woman shows, played in theatrical performances, worked in videos and films, and performed with visual artists. During, 1990-2001, she had periodically lived in Japan. Interested in Asian culture, she studied Asian history, Chinese calligraphy and Traditional Japanese Dance, the Hanayagi Buyo style. As a choreographer, she uses her wide expertise to create dances that challenge movement vocabulary. As a teacher, she aims to conduct classes in diverse dance styles and emphasizes the act of dancing. As an independent artist Miryam Moutillet explores the many possibilities of the performing arts, reaching for a contemporary vision of the world.