WE ARE A CREATIVE COLLECTIVE

WE ARE WRITERS, DIRECTORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS

WE MERGE ACROBATICS AND THEATRE, DANCE AND MULTIMEDIA, MUSIC AND STORYTELLING

WE CREATE, PRODUCE, COLLABORATE

WE DO CULTURAL AND COMMERCIAL, GLOBAL AND LOCAL, SMALL AND LARGE SCALE

WE PUSH THE DEFINITION AND POTENTIAL OF LIVE PERFORMANCE

WE TELL HUMAN STORIES WITH SUPERHUMAN SKILLS 

 

The 7 Fingers is an arts collective unlike any other. In 2002, the 7 founders set out to redefine circus by stripping down the spectacle to its thrilling essence.

The contemporary company tells stories using death-defying acrobatics with a life-affirming theatricality that is unique to The 7 Fingers. Since its inception, the company has expanded from its own signature touring shows to creating theatrical experiences as diverse as the very artistic directors themselves: original productions varying from intimate one-man shows to large-scale arena performances, Broadway musicals, artistic collaborations with renowned international artists and companies, production design and direction, special events, Olympic ceremonies, televised performances, fashion, art and music events, immersive experiences and much more. 

Every one of these projects carries The 7 Fingers’ unequivocal mark. The company has consistently spread its horizons by mixing genres and exploring new ways to tell stories. Fascinated by the human condition, The 7 Fingers create performances that celebrate our world, our time and our humanity. Their shows tour the globe and bring audiences to their feet wherever they go. 

In 2018, The 7 Fingers opened their very own Centre of Creation and Production. Situated in the heart of Montreal’s downtown theater district, the new centre houses all of the company’s activities, departments and dreams under one roof.

Team

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

Shana Carroll
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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Shana Carroll is co-founding artistic director of the Montreal-based contemporary circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (The 7 Fingers). Since it’s founding in 2002, Shana first performed and created (alongside the collective) their shows Loft and La Vie, then went on to direct, write and choreograph (often in partnership with fellow “Fingers”) their shows TracesPsySequence 8FeriamuseLe Murmure du Coquelicot, Cuisine & Confessions, PassengersDuel Reality (for Virgin Voyages), Dear San Francisco, and Mon Ile Mon Cœur

Outside of The 7 Fingers, Shana directed Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever ice show Crystal, in addition to their performance at the Academy Awards in 2012. Also for Cirque du Soleil, Shana was acrobatic designer and choreographer for their shows Iris (Los Angeles) and Paramour (Broadway). Other collaborations include: Queen of the Night (World Wide Variety); Soul of the Ocean (Moment Factory); Temporel (Lemieux-Pilon), Cité Mémoire (Lemieux-Pilon); and the Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Shana is currently working as co-choreographer and circus designer for Water For Elephants the Musical with Pigpen Theatre Co., premiering at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre spring of 2023.

Shana has also created many world-renown circus acts, her work receiving 6 gold medals at international circus festivals through the years.

Born and raised in Berkeley, California, and daughter of beloved San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll, Shana began her career as a trapeze artist with San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus. She went on to a 20-year career in the air, including 7 years as original solo trapeze artist for Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco.

She currently lives in Montreal, Canada.

 

Directing Credits

Mon île, mon coeur (The 7 Fingers and France Film, 2022)
Dear San Francisco (The 7 FIngers, Club Fugazi, 2021)
Duel Reality (Virgin Voyages, 2020)
Passagers (The 7 Fingers, 2018)
Crystal (Cirque du Soleil, 2017)
Cuisine & Confessions (The 7 Fingers, 2014)
Queen of the Night (WorldWide Variety, 2014)
Le Murmure du Coquelicot (The 7 Fingers, 2013)
Feriamuse (The 7 Fingers, 2013)
Séquence 8 (The 7 Fingers, 2012)
Cirque du Soleil performance at Academy Awards (2012)
Cabaret à l’Olympia (The 7 Fingers, 2010)
Il Fait Dimanche (École nationale de cirque, 2010)
Psy (The 7 Fingers, 2009)
La Vie (The 7 Fingers, 2007)
Traces (The 7 Fingers, 2006)
Loft (The 7 Fingers, 2002)

Acrobatic Design & Choreography

Water for Elephant (Broadway, 2023)
Temporel (The 7 Fingers & Lemieux-Pilon 4DArt, 2017)
Paramour (Cirque du Soleil, 2016)
Cité Mémoire (Lemieux-Pilon 4DArt, 2017)
Sochi Olympics Games - Opening Ceremony (2014)
America’s Got Talent special performance, Traces (2012)
Iris (Cirque du Soleil, 2011)
Québec 400ieme, ciel de trapèze (2008)
Paris Masters tennis tournament, special televised performance (2007)
Circumstance (Pickle Family Circus, 2002)

Isabelle Chassé
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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A pivotal figure in Quebec’s circus history and a highly accomplished contemporary artist, Isabelle Chassé entered the National Circus School of Montreal as a child. She is among a group of core artists who contributed to the success of Cirque du Soleil.

The recipient of numerous awards, including the gold medal at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain de Paris and at the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, Isabelle toured internationally from a young age, performing hundreds of shows with an innovative and dynamic contortion quartet. As a young adult, she left a mark with her memorable performance on the aerial tissu in Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam. Isabelle has also participated in several film projects including the film Martyrs and the Grammy-nominated short film Satie and Suzanne.

A co-founder of The 7 Fingers, Isabelle co-directed and performed in Loft, La Vie, and Temporel. She also co-directed Vice & Vertu and the third segment of Tryptique as well as the movie Out of Order. She served as assistant director on Passengers, Reversible, Un Dia, Amuse, and Psy, and was a collaborating artist in the Fibonacci Project on multiple occasions. Isabelle has been a jury member with several organisations, among them the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She played a major role in the establishment of The 7 Fingers’ Creation and Production Centre, sitting on various decision-making committees.

Isabelle staged Cubes au Carré for the City of Montreal and co-directed the acrobatic performances in Dominic Champagne’s production of Moby Dick. A fully fledged circus artist at a stage of deep creative maturity, she worked on the conception and staging of Moment Factory’s Soul of the Ocean at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park.

In 2020, Isabelle directed Summer Tale, scheduled in Ontario, Canada as part of Together Apart, one of the first post-covid events with live public audience.

 

Direction and Codirection

Summer Tale (The 7 Fingers, 2021)
Out of Order (The 7 Fingers, 2020)
Soul of the Ocean (The 7 Fingers & Moment Factory, 2019)
Temporel (The 7 Fingers, 2018)
Cubes au Carré (The 7 Fingers, 2018)
Vice & Vertu (The 7 Fingers, 2017)
Nocturnes (Tryptique, The 7 Fingers, 2015)
La Vie (The 7 Fingers, 2007)
Loft (The 7 Fingers, 2002)

Direction Assistant

Passagers (The 7 Fingers, 2018)
Réversible (The 7 Fingers, 2016)
Amuse (The 7 Fingers, 2012)
Un Dia (The 7 Fingers, 2013)
Psy (The 7 Fingers, 2009)

Acrobatic Design and Choreography

Opening of the Vitrine Culturelle,  (Montréal, 2015)
Moby Dick (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montréal, 2015)

Patrick Léonard
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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Patrick Leonard — clown, acrobat, juggler, actor — is well-known for his uniquely bold and daredevil approach. Originally a chemist by trade, this four-time artistic roller-skating champion is also a graduate from the Montreal National Circus School. He started his career as a diabolo artist and clown at the Montreal Casino before going on to perform in German cabarets such as Pomp Duck and Circumstance, the Wintergarten and the Freidrichbau, as well as at the Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco. He also performed with such companies as the Swiss circus company Knie and Cirque du Soleil. He was awarded the Nikouline prize at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in 2003.

His dedication to social and environmental causes have led him to participate in benefit shows with organizations such as Montréal-based non-profit “Dans la rue” and Square Circle, the latter of which he directed in 2018 and 2019 in Toronto. Furthermore, he has a seat on Productions Carmagnole’s administrative council.

Patrick is fond of artistic collaborations. In 2015, he co-directed the acrobatic performances for Moby Dick, as directed by Dominic Champagne at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. In 2019, he worked with the Comic Opéra (Switzerland) as the stage director for Looping and, in 2020, he directed the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra’s newest creation (Canada).

Since 2002, Patrick has regularly traveled to Canada’s North to develop projects with Inuit people from various communities. This has led him to ensuring the joint artistic direction of Unikkaaqtuat, a multidisciplinary creation co-produced by Artcirq and Taqqut Productions. The show premiered in Ottawa in 2020.

One of the co-founders of the 7 Fingers, Patrick also ensures the circus’ joint artistic direction. He has co-directed TemporelVice & Vertu, La Vie and Loft, all four shows in which he also performed. He created his first one-man show, Patinoire, in 2011 and has been touring with it ever since. Patinoire, which had a one-month run at the Avignon festival in 2014, blends extravagant acrobatic acts with a fanciful, sometimes even absurd, humour. In 2013, his two eldest daughters accompanied him in his performance as the main character in Amuse Un Dia. Patrick also regularly participates in The Fibonacci Project.

Direction

Benefit Show (Square Circle, 2018 & 2019)
Unikkaaqtuat (The 7 Fingers, 2019)
Looping (Comic’opera, 2019)
Temporel (The 7 Fingers, 2018)
Vice & Vertu (The 7 Fingers, 2017)
Patinoire (The 7 Fingers, 2011)
La Vie (The 7 Fingers, 2007)
Loft (The 7 Fingers, 2002)

Acrobatic Design and Choreography

Coaching, Commedia Dell’Arte, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (Montreal 2020)
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra (Montreal, 2020)
Moby Dick (Montreal, 2015)

Performance

Made in Kouglistan (Throw 2 Catch, 2019)
Temporel (The 7 Fingers, 2018)
Vice & Vertu (The 7 Fingers, 2017)
Un Dia (The 7 Fingers, 2013)
Patinoire (The 7 Fingers, 2011)
La Vie (The 7 Fingers, 2007)
Loft (Les 7 Doigts, 2002)

 

Gypsy Snider
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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Co-founder and artistic director of The 7 Fingers Gypsy Snider wrote and directed Dear San FranciscoSisterSRéversibleIntersection,  AmuseUn DiaTraces, and Loft.

Constantly branching out into new mediums, Gypsy has choreographed televised feature performances for America’s Got Talent, Her Majesty’s Royal Variety Performance, the illusionist Darcy Oake’s Edge of Reality, and several large scale fashion shows for Bench in the Philippines. In 2013, working with director Diane Paulus on a new vision of Pippin, she choreographed and wove circus into the revival of the Broadway musical. Gypsy’s work on Pippin earned her a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award.

Gypsy began her circus career at the age of 4 when her parents founded The Pickle Family Circus. She grew up touring the West Coast with the company. In 2002, she returned to the Pickles to write and direct the show, Circumstance. Gypsy has now come full circle back to her home town of San Francisco. The 7 Fingers have moved in to the iconic North Beach theater, Club Fugazi where Gypsy is co-writer/director of Dear San Francisco.

Adding to her diverse range of projects, Gypsy wrote and directed Ships in the Night, a gender blending contemporary musical dance revue for Richard Branson’s new Virgin Voyages cruise line. In 2020 Gypsy created and choreographed the televised EUFA Draft opening dedicated to the 12 participating cities  the European Football league. During the darkest time of the pandemic lockdown, she wrote and co-directed her first film Out of Order (En Panne). 

Gypsy is also a guest teacher and guest director at the National Circus School of Montreal. In 2015, she received the Evolving Circus Award in New York City presented by Diane Paulus. She was invited to speak at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington DC in 2017 on the evolution of Circus Arts in the United States.

 

Directing Credits

Dear San Francisco (The 7 Fingers, Club Fugazi, 2021)
Ships in the Night (Virgin Voyages, 2020)
Out of Order, The movie (The 7 Fingers, 2020)
Sisters (The 7 Fingers, 2018)
Reversible (The 7 Fingers, 2016)
Edge of Reality (Darcy Oake, 2015)
Intersection (The 7 Fingers, 2014)
Amuse (The 7 Fingers, 2012 & 2013)
Crime (National Circus School, Montreal, 2009)
La Vie (The 7 Fingers, 2007)
Traces (The 7 Fingers, 2006)
Undercover Montréal National Circus School Immersive performance (2006)​
Typo (Cirque Eloize 2005)
Loft (The 7 Fingers, 2002)
Circumstance (Pickle Family Circus, 2002)

Acrobatic Design & Choreography

EUFA Draw Ceremony 2019 (Romania, 2019)
Bench Denim and Underwer Fashion Show (2014 & 2017)
Canada Day performance for Justin Trudeau (Canada, 2017)
Pippin Tony Awards Performance (2013)
Pippin, The Musical (Broadway, 2013)
Canada Day performance for Prince William and Kate (2011)
America’s Got Talent (USA, 2011)
Peter Pan 360 (ThreeSixty Enternaintement, 2015)
Moulin Rouge, The Musical (Broadway, 2019)
Royal Variety Performance (UK, 2009)

 

Sébastien Soldevila
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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A five-time French champion in acrobatic gymnastics, Sébastien Soldevila studied biochemistry before starting circus in 1998 on a whim. During a three-year tour with Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco, he met the six other founders of The 7 Fingers. An expert in both diabolo and partner acrobatics, Sébastien is the recipient of multiple awards at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, including the gold medal for his hand-to-hand duet with Émilie Bonnavaud and the Nikouline Prize for his diabolo act with Patrick Léonard. Sébastien currently oversees the acrobatic training on most of the shows at The 7 Fingers.

Co-founder and artistic co-director of The 7 Fingers, he’s played leading roles onstage, including the flamboyant host of purgatory in La Vie, of which he was also co-creator, and in Loft, the collective’s first show. With his partner Shana Carroll, he co-directed Cuisine & Confessions, Sequence 8, and the play Le Murmure du coquelicot. Also with Shana, he co-directed Crystal, Cirque du Soleil’s first show on ice.

Sébastien has acquired production-making expertise over the years through multiple large-scale projects. He conceived and directed the first segment of the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, as well as 1001 Nights: The Last Chapter, an extensive multimedia production commissioned for the celebrations of UNESCO’s 2019 World Book Capital in Sharjah.

As a full-fledged musical director, he has contributed to the creation of original music for 17 years and has worked with renowned symphony orchestras,  conductors, composers, and musicians. A skilled writer, he is the author of the play Le Murmure du coquelicot, and of an reimagined sequel to the tales of Scheherazade, which formed his script for 1001 Nights: The Last Chapter. Upon the invitation of the prestigious Moscow Musical Theatre in 2016, Sébastien wrote the libretto and directed the staging of The Circus Princess, an operetta since presented 300 times and nominated for four Golden Mask awards in Russia. He directed Prime Time, a new musical, staged in early 2020 in Moscow.

Directing Credits

Cadence (The 7 Fingers, 2022)
Narratives of the place (The 7 Fingers and Multiple International, 2022)
Prime Time (The 7 Fingers , 2020)
The Last Chapter
(The 7 Fingers, Multiple International et AIM, 2018)
Crystal (Cirque du Soleil, 2018)
Spectacle extérieur (Festival Juste pour Rire, 2018)
The Circus Princess (The 7 Fingers, 2016)
Cuisine & Confessions (The 7 Fingers, 2014)
Le Murmure du Coquelicot (The 7 Fingers, 2013)
Séquence 8 (The 7 Fingers, 2012)
La Vie (The 7 Fingers, 2007)
Loft (The 7 Fingers, 2002)

Acrobatic Design and Choreography

Sochi Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (2014)
Performances for the Quebec Pavilion at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games (2010)
Acrobatic partnering consultant for Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, Olympic medalists and world champions (2019-2020)

 

Samuel Tétreault
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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Born in Montreal (QC) Canada, Samuel is a graduate from the National Circus School of Montreal. He began his career as a hand-balancer performing with Alegria (Cirque du Soleil), Cirque Orchestra (Cirque Éloize), and within prestigious German cabarets. His performances garnered several awards including a silver medal at the Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris and a Bronze Lion at Wuquio Acrobatic Festival in China. In 2002, Samuel became one of the co-founders of The 7 Fingers.

As Artistic Co-director of The 7 Fingers, Samuel directed Vice & Vertu, Bosch DreamsTriptyque, Fibonacci ProjectIntersection, La Vie and Loft. His creations have been presented at major festivals and venues around the world including Sadler’s Well, Les Nuits de Fourvière, the Melbourne Arts Festival, La Villette, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Place des Arts and the Festival Complètement Cirque in Montreal.

Samuel is known for his versatile creativity. His interest for interdisciplinary creation and artistic collaboration has brought him to direct a wide range of authentic work mixing the circus arts with dance, theater, visual arts, video projections, historical research, live music, etc. Driven by humanistic values, Samuel initiated the Fibonacci Project in 2007. This ongoing creation is realized through a series of residencies around the world and aims to build bridges between cultures in a celebration of human diversity.

For the past twenty years Samuel has been highly invested towards the development of contemporary circus arts in Canada. He was the President of En Piste (the Canadian circus arts alliance) from 2013 to 2019. He served on several juries for the Québec and Montreal Arts Councils (CALQ, CAM) and he is involved with the Research Chair of the National Circus School (CRITAC) in collaboration with key academics and industry leaders. 

Showreel

Directing Credits

Fibonacci Project (The 7 Fingers, 2020 – 2007)
Rengeteg – Looking Out (BIAK Budapest, 2018)
Vice & Vertu (The 7 Fingers, 2017)
Bosch Dreams (The 7 Fingers, 2016)
Triptyque (The 7 Fingers, 2015)
Intersection (The 7 Fingers, 2014)
Luces Fugaces (The 7 Fingers, 2014)
Qualia (The 7 Fingers, 2012)
La Vie (The 7 Fingers, 2007)
Loft (The 7 Fingers, 2002)

Performer

Fibonacci Project (The 7 Fingers, 2007 – 2019)
Triptyque (The 7 Fingers, 2015 – 2017)
Le Murmure du Coquelicot (The 7 Fingers, 2013 – 2014)
La Vie (The 7 Fingers, 2007 – 2012)
Loft (The 7 Fingers, 2002 – 2013)
Cirque Orchestra (Cirque Éloize, 1999 – 2001)
Apollo Variété (Roncalli, 1999)
Alegria (Cirque du Soleil, 1996 – 2001)

Speaking Experience

Siggraph - Podcast « Seeing the Circus in Real Time » (2021)
Siggraph Production Session - Conference « Live from the Metaverse» (2021) 
Panel  « The Hybridity of Contemporary Circus » Concordia University, Montreal (2019)
Panel « Creation and Ownership in Circus », Montreal National Circus School (2014)
Conference « Dexterity in the circus arts in traning and performance», Symposium International Progress in Motor Control (Mc Gill University) (2013)
Multiple presentation about Contemporary Circus within the En Piste annual Forum (2013-2019)

 

C.E.O.

Nassib El-Husseini
C.E.O.
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Committed to exploring the horizons of human creativity in all its complexity. Nassib El-Husseini has charted a singular and eclectic course.

Following studies in public administration and international relations at the American University of Beyrouth (AUB), he obtained a Ph.D. in political science from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in 1996, and published L'Occident Imaginaire (Éditions PUQ) in 1998. After leaving his native Lebanon in the 1980s, Nassib worked as an advisor and volunteer with numerous Quebecois, Canadian, and international governmental and non-governmental agencies. 

 

In the 90s, Nassib put his conflict resolution and international business development expertise at the service of Canadian Crown corporations as well as other actors from the private sector in Quebec and Canada, mainly in the postal and telecommunications sectors.  

 

Nassib El-Husseini's trajectory took a major turn in 2003, when his path crossed that of seven artists determined to make their mark on the world of contemporary circus. With their first show just created, a clear-eyed ally was all the troupe needed to conquer the world. Nassib placed his experience and his passion for art and innovation at the service of the nascent troupe that would become one of the jewels of artistic expression.

 

As Chief Executive Officer of the company, Nassib has brought his resolutely avant-garde, innovative vision and has turned towards a vast exploration of possibilities. Propelled by these ideas, The 7 Fingers have become a major player in the world art scene.
 

Involved in his community, Nassib El-Husseini is currently the President of the board of directors of CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts). He sits on the boards of La Société des arts technologiques (SAT) as well as that of Le Quartier des spectacles and he is a founding member of the Movement Arts Creation Studio in Boston. Previously he was a member of the board of Le Conseil des arts de Montréal, the National Theatre School of Canada as well as a member of the organizing committee of the Canadian Arts Summit in 2019 and a member of the National Advisory Committee for the National Creation Fund of the National Arts Center of Ottawa (CNA). 

Nassib is Laureate Cèdre et Érable of La Chambre de Commerce et de l’Industrie Canada-Liban. In 2013, he was awarded the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)’s Prix Reconnaissance in recognition of his exceptional career. In 2014, he received the Artists for Peace Award on behalf of The 7 Fingers. In 2019, he received the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management’s Cultural Manager Award from HEC Montréal. Shortly after, he was named Knight by L’Ordre de Montréal.

CREATION & DEVELOPMENT

Tina Diab
Vice-President - Creation
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Vice President of Creation at The 7 Fingers, Tina Diab oversees the alignment of the collective’s project and show content with its strategic orientations. She ensures sustainability through multiple initiatives including broad market diversification.

After extensive experience in the tourism, communications and advertising sectors, working with agencies in New York, Toronto and Beirut, Tina was conquered by the unique artistic style of The 7 Fingers.  She joined the collective in 2003, and quickly focused on its international development, touring and special events. She was the collective’s Director of Touring and Development for many years before being offered the position of Vice President of Creation and Executive Producer in 2019.

As brand custodian of The 7 Fingers, Tina supports the artistic directors’ visions and acts as a link between the company’s various departments. Highly aware of advancements and trends in the arts and entertainment fields, she stimulates and guides artistic research and development within the creative team.

René Khayat
Vice-President - Legal and Business Affairs
rene.khayat@les7doigts.com

Creation

David Poulin
Director of Creation
david.poulin@les7doigts.com
Francisco Cruz
Associate Artistic Director
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Francisco Cruz began circus at the age of 7 in San Francisco, CA. In 2005, Francisco joined Les 7 Doigts as an original cast member of their show Traces, touring internationally for over 6 years. Francisco is now an Associate Artistic Director at Les 7 Doigts, as well as the resident filmmaker for their social media visuals. Outside of circus, Francisco has a BA degree in Early Childhood Elementary Education from Concordia University.  Francisco currently resides in Montreal with his wife and two daughters. 

Clémence Montambault
Artistic Direction Assistant
Louis Bourgaut
Casting Coordinator

Developement

Alexandre Téodoresco
Strategic Development and Innovation Director
Kevin Bissonnette
Head of Touring and Special Events
kevinbissonnette@les7doigts.com

Production

Sabrina Gilbert
Producer
Maude St-Pierre
Production Director

Operation

Lou Chartrand
Director - Logistic and Immigration

Communication & Foundation

Marion Bellin
Communications and Foundation Director
marion.bellin@les7doigts.com
514-651-4234
Marie Pupier
Communications and Administration Assistant
marie.pupier@les7doigts.com

ADMINISTRATION & SERVICES

Lynne Ter Metz
Vice-President Finance, Administration and HR
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A specialist in cultural management, Lynne counts over 20 years’ experience in business management and in public and private finance. Passionate about international relations, she began her career in the non-profit sector and later turned to international development, working on bilateral partnership projects with Canada Post, Teleglobe, and SNC-Lavalin, among others. In 2001, Lynne obtained an Executive MBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), where she was able to explore the IT industry, with a particular emphasis on knowledge management. In 2003, Lynne attended the 7 Fingers’ first show in L’Assomption, Quebec. Shortly after, she took on the mandate to develop a merchandising product line for the company while also undertaking its public funding initiatives. Over the years, she’s assisted the collective in many areas – prior to her current role as Finance Director, she handled tasks in departments as varied as marketing, communications, touring, and production.

Accounting

Paulin Kikpade
Payroll and Accounting Coordinator
Roseline Lafrenière
Accounting and Production Analyst

Cast

Luc Simard
Public Funding Advisor
Claude Gagnon
Legal Coordinator
Samuel Provencher
Informatic Technician

Studios & Technic

Olivier Rosa
Director - Studios and Technical Team
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Olivier Rosa has been working in the performing arts field since 1995, mainly specialising in lighting but also, since 2001, acting as a technical director. He's designed lighting for artists such as Chloé Ste-Marie, Florence K, Alain Morisod et les Sweet People, and Krin Haglund, as well as many 7 Fingers special events. Prior to focusing almost exclusively on circus arts, Olivier was the technical director of the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu for five years. Additional experience as a technical director includes local tours of François Léveillée, Marie-Michèle Desrosiers, Annie Brocoli, Réal Béland, Théâtre Espace GO, as well as international tours of Alain Morisod et les Sweet People, Jamie Adkins, Cirque Éloize, and The 7 Fingers. Before becoming the technical director of The 7 Fingers, Olivier worked with the collective for eight years on shows Loft, La Vie, and Traces.

Stephane Beauchet
Workshop Manager
Silja Dos Reis
Studios activities Coordinator
Mathieu Banville
Rigger

MULTIMEDIA

Ulysse St Jean
Senior Director - Multimedia
Raphaël Dupont
Multimedia Artist

FOUNDING MEMBERS

Shana Carroll
Isabelle Chassé
Patrick Léonard
Faon Shane
Gypsy Snider
Sébastien Soldevila
Samuel Tétreault

Be part of the team

General Audition

If you are interested in working with The 7 Fingers in administration or production please send your information and resume to: Info@The7Fingers.com

We are always pleased to meet new artists, performers, musicians, dancers, actors, singers, and designers with the prospect of collaborating together for shows, special events and multimedia projects.

Please click on the following link to fill out our form if you are interested in collaborating with The 7 Fingers : Casting Form
Your information will be sent to our artistic/creative team and your profile will be entered into our database. 

If you are interested in hiring The 7 Fingers to cast your project or event please write to: Casting@The7Fingers.com

Awards and distinctions

Cultural Manager Award attributed in 2019 by the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management of HEC Montréal.

Attributed to
Nassib El-Husseini
Canada, 2019

GRAND PRIX DU CONSEIL DES ARTS DE MONTRÉAL

Canada, 2015

ARTISTE POUR LA PAIX

Canada, 2014

DRAMA DESK AWARD

Queen of the Night
Category "Unique Theatrical Experience"
USA, 2013

OUTER CRITIC'S AWARD

USA, 2013

OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE

Traces
Category "Special Event"
USA, 2013

DRAMA DESK AWARD

Pippin
Category "Best Choreography"
USA, 2013

4 TONY AWARDS

Pippin
USA, 2013

Bronze MEDAL - FESTIVAL MONDIAL DU CIRQUE DE DEMAIN

Cigar Boxes
Eric Bates
Paris, 2013

GOLD MEDAL - FESTIVAL MONDIAL DU CIRQUE DE DEMAIN

Chinese Pole
Héloïse Bourgeois & William Underwood
France, 2012

BEST CANADA AND US TOUR - CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC

Traces
Canada, 2012

3 Applied Arts Photography awards

For the poster of PSY
Varial Photo
2010

GOLD MEDAL - FESTIVAL MONDIAL DU CIRQUE DE DEMAIN

Trapeze (direction of Emma Henshall' act by Shana Carroll)
France, 2009

Jury Prize - FESTIVAL MONDIAL DU CIRQUE DE DEMAIN

Chinese Poles
Héloïse Bourgeois, Raphael Cruz, Francisco Cruz, William Underwood & Bradley Henderson
Exerpt from Traces
Paris, 2008

GOLD MEDAL - FESTIVAL MONDIAL DU CIRQUE DE DEMAIN

Hand to hand
Sébastien Soldevila & Émilie Bonnvaud
Excerpt from La Vie
France, 2007

Nikouline Prize - FESTIVAL MONDIAL DU CIRQUE DE DEMAIN

Diabolo
Patrick Léonard & Sébastien Soldevila
Excerpt from Loft
Paris, 2003

Audience Choice Award at Siggraph

LiViCi Project

To Samuel Tétreault and Athomas Goldberg

2021