Marie Lemaire

Instructor, Barreworks Ballet WorkOut

Marie studied the Ballet Cechetti method from a very young age and did further studies in dance (modern, contemporary, jazz and ballet) in college and at the University of Quebec in Montreal in Canada.

Marie has a private training and physical training certification and physical condition assessment certification from Energie Cardio in Canada where she worked as a Personal Trainer. She also graduated from the prestigious National Circus School of Montreal where she learned various disciplines and rigorous training in Aerial, balancing, acrobatics, juggling and mastered in clowning arts...!

Since then Marie has performed around the world in many different shows. She played a lead role in an international production in a variety of venues including Sydney Opera House, Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, Chamäleon Theatre in Berlin, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and many theatres in The Netherlands, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. She has also work with other companies and in many artistic projects, notably: Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, “Montréal Complètement Cirque” festival, Centre de Recherche en Art Clownesque and New Circus Asia.

After nearly 10 years of living out of her suitcase, Marie has taken a break from touring to spend time at home with her daughter and husband in Richmond (when she is not let off steam in the studio). Her fun, infectious French style and flair are evident in her teaching and music choice.