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In her DANCE CLASSES and in her INTENSIVE SUMMER WORKSHOPS, as well as in BIG BANG – an intensive training offer in Montreal, Stéphanie Decourteille shares her technique of contemporary dance and her choreographic language. She works with artists (dancers, circus artists, comedians, etc.) and helps them to acquire new technical tools and full artistic maturity.

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 Beginning September 2023, Espace Ouvert will be providing morning classes in contemporary dance on Wednesday mornings. Led by Stéphanie Decourteille, the classes will have an intermediate level option from 9 to 10.30am, and an advanced level class from 10:30 am to noon.


BIG BANG is a contemporary dance program that offers artists the opportunity to perfect their dance skills and to benefit from personalized support throughout a research and creation process of a solo. 


Each summer, Stephanie offers an intensive during days  that includes technical classes in contemporary dance and multidisciplinary workshops. During 2 weeks an intensive will be also held during the evening.


About Stéphanie

Professionally trained in both ballet and contemporary dance, Stephanie Decourteille has achieved the artistic role of instructor, choreographer, dancer and artistic counsellor. Throughout her years of training and acquaintances with leading heads in the scene (Rudy Bryans, Corinne Lanselle, Bruno Agati, Manon Barbeau etc.), she defines and tirelessly reinvents her signature choreographic style. "Vertiges", her first danced solo and short dance film reasoned the recognition from her peers and fueled her international visibility. In November 2015, Stephanie left Montreal for Guadeloupe (FR) to create a new dance center . She also supports professional and amateur artists by offering master classes and weekly classes in Montreal. Since January 2018, by creating BIG BANG an intensive training in contemporary dance, Stéphanie welcomes artists who wish to improve their and technical and artistic skills.





The upcoming 12th edition of the BIG BANG program is scheduled to run from August 28th to December 17th. Auditions for this program have already been completed. However, the 13th edition (winter/spring) is set to take place from March 4th to June 23rd, 2024, and the deadline to audition is November 6th. Interested candidates may submit their CV, a letter of interest, a video of a dance improvisation (less than 2 minutes), and a video of a choreographic creation (less than 5 minutes) through a private link on YouTube or Vimeo to




A new session of morning classes with Stephanie Decourteille will begin on January 11, 2023 with a contemporary dance class (intermediate) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am and a contemporary dance class (advanced) on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 12 pm. 




The Summer Intensive is designed for participants of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, who are interested in taking classes and workshops in contemporary dance, contemporary ballet barre, floorwork, theatre, capoeira, acrobatics, hip-hop, yoga, and more! The Summer Intensive will take place on July 10-13, July 17-20, August 14-17, and August 21-24 from 9am to 4:30pm. The summer evening intensive will take place from June 26th to June 29th and from July 3rd to July 6th. 




Advanced dancers will be able to participate in some technical classes in contemporary dance given by Stephanie Decourteille as part of BIG BANG's winter program. Places are limited and online registrations are requested



"With Big Bang I was introduced to so many artists, not only the ones I danced alongside with, but also the many teachers and professionals that came to teach us. All of them were very human and open to make connections inside and outside of the classroom. I felt like I matured a lot during Big Bang. I had many "firsts", as in taking classes I had never taken before, creating my own work, speaking a new language, meeting people from around the world, ... I felt like it was the perfect place to face all of this novelty and now I feel more confident and experienced for future experiences. I don’t think I could have fallen into better hands than Stéphanie’s. She is an amazing artist, wonderful teacher, marvelous director and an incredibly sensible person. The intensive is carefully crafted in a beautiful studio, bringing vitality and creativity to the artists for their creations."

Ciro Melgaço

BIG BANG graduate  - Program 8

(Photo : Helena Valles) 




For more information you can contact me on + 1 514 549 0287 or at or by completing the form below.

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