Born in France, Lise-Marie Jourdain trained at l'École de Danse de l'Opéra National de Paris under the directorship of Claude Bessy, and subsequently joined Le Ballet de l’Opera National de Paris where she earned her Diplôme d’Etât de Professeur de Danse. While dancing in Paris she also won the Couples Prize at the Concours International de Danse de Paris in 2000. She joined the National Ballet of Canada in 2002 where she performed a broad range of roles in both the classical and contemporary repertoires. She is honoured to be able to pursue her passion for teaching dance at Canada’s National Ballet School.
Fun facts about me:
Dream job as a kid: I wanted to be either a ballet dancer or a teacher. I feel so lucky to have been able to do both!
What do you do in your free time?: I love to go on nature walks with my family.
Favourite Toronto hidden gem: Glen Stewart Ravine, a little piece of forest in the heart of the city.