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Nathalie Bonjour

Jury Member, 2017

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Originally from France, Nathalie has lived in Montreal and Ottawa and has been based in Toronto since 2000. She is a senior performing arts consultant, producer and coach who has worked in leadership positions in the performing arts in Canada for the past twenty five years – from independent companies creating new work to larger organizations, including: MAI (Montreal, Arts Interculturels), Just for Laughs Festival, National Arts Centre, Nightwood Theatre and Queen of Puddings Music Theatre.

Nathalie has been instrumental in developing and producing many important new Canadian theatre, dance and opera works and has toured several of them nationally and internationally. Nathalie has been a consultant since 2012, producing, touring, and providing organizational development and strategic planning services to several companies. In the last couple of years she has produced shows presented by Panamania and Luminato Festivals in Toronto, Magnetic North Festival, as well as Festivals in Morocco, Taiwan, Germany and the UK, including this August the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.

As a lay person Nathalie has sat on many Boards, committees and juries. Nathalie holds a Masters degree from UQAM; her thesis examined theatre as a tool for intercultural communication. She also completed the program of the Schulich School’s Executive Directors’ Institute, the Coach Training Institute curriculum and recently obtained a Positive Psychology Coaching Certificate from the Wholebeing Institute.


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