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In her DANCE CLASSES and in her INTENSIVE 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. Stéphanie also serves as a creative consultant, providing guidance and support to multidisciplinary artists in their creation.

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From January 10, 2024, Espace Ouvert will propose morning training classes in contemporary dance. Stéphanie Decourteille will teach classes every Wednesday morning until April 3, 2024.


BIG BANG is an intensive 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. 


From January 12 to February 18, 2024, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the winter intensive offers a rich variety of classes and workshops, such as contemporary dance, floorwork, hip-hop, acrodance, balance, clowning, capoeira, house ...


About Stéphanie

In Montreal, in 2018, the artist and dance teacher Stéphanie Decourteille established BIG BANG acontemporary dance program.  The following year, she co-founded ESPACE OUVERT, an organization that supports artists in various forms of movement. With a background in professional ballet and contemporary dance, and a career spanning over twenty-five years as a performer, choreographer, and trainer on both local and international platforms, Stéphanie focuses on the growth of both professional and pre-professional artists in fields such as dance, circus, theater, and performance. In her various capacities as an artistic director, creative advisor, and movement instructor, she is dedicated to recognizing diverse approaches, enhancing skills, and fostering all forms of artistic expression.





Programme #14 will be scheduled from August 26 to December 14, 2024. The audition deadline is April 6, 2024. To apply, simply send your CV, a letter of interest, a video showcasing your dance improvisation skills (under 2 minutes), and a video of achoreographic creation (under 5 minutes). Please submit your materials through a YouTube or Vimeo link to




Running from January 12 to February 18, 2023, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the winter intensive offers a rich variety of classes and workshops, such as contemporary dance, floorwork, hip-hop, acrodance, balancing, clowning, capoeira, house, and wushu.




Beginning January 10, 2024, Stéphanie Decourteille will propose contemporary dance training classes every Wednesday mornings, with an intermediate level class from 9 to 10.30am, followed by an advanced level class from 10.30am to 12pm. The session will end on April 3rd, 2024.



"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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