Director, choreographer and dancer Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière began her career as a baroque dancer during the 93-94 season of Les Idées Heureuses, directed by harpsichordist Geneviève Soly. A specialist in early dance, she founded Les Jardins Chorégraphiques in 2008. She has directed and choreographed more than thirty baroque and contemporary operas in Canada and abroad, including several world premieres, such as Paolo Lorenzanni’s Nicandro e Fileno with Les Boréades de Montréal, Lully’s Le Ballet de l’Impatience for the Montreal Baroque Festival, Juliet Palmer’s The Man Who Married Himself and James Rolf’s Europa with the Toronto Masque Theater.