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Citadel + Compagnie

Citadel + Compagnie is an artistic and community entity with a dual purpose. It is at once both place and people.

The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance is a remarkable building nestled in the Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto. Since 2012, The Citadel has established itself as an open and welcoming space for artists to rehearse, create and perform, and where the community can learn, communicate, and share.

The Citadel also acts as home to its own professional dance company, led by artistic director Laurence Lemieux, and plays host to a range of creative incubator and residency programs for some of Canada’s most interesting emerging choreographers and dance companies.

Citadel + Compagnie is a dance organization with its home, The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance, embedded within the Regent Park community of downtown Toronto. Through its creation, curation and cultivation of contemporary dance, Citadel + Compagnie’s mission is to make a significant and lasting contribution to dance in Canada.

The Building
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The Citadel is home to its own dance company, Compagnie de la Citadelle. Founded in 2000 and led by Artistic Director Laurence Lemieux, the company is known for its creative processes and intimate performances. Through remount initiatives, the company also dedicates itself to the preservation of important Canadian dance work, making available iconic repertoire to a new generation of dancers.

Repertoire + Bookings
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As artistic director of Citadel + Compagnie for nearly two decades, Laurence Lemieux has established herself as a leader within Toronto’s dance community. Her multi-faceted experience as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and presenter has guided the company’s mandate of community outreach and engagement and given rise to C+C’s distinctive artistic voice.

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Lisa Richter Davey, ChairWilliam Milne, TreasurerPatricia Fraser, SecretaryTerry GardinerJanet Minor