Board of directors

Luce Couture, President

After studying literature and journalism, Luce Couture entered the media and cultural sector in 1983. She then joined the Centennial Theatre at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, where she was the Program Director from 1987 to 2005, the year she became the organization’s Executive Director. A bold programmer, she received RIDEAU’s Prix Reconnaissance in 2012, as well as three Opus prizes from the Conseil québécois de la musique.

She helped to enrich the organization’s distribution network, as well as that of La danse sur les routes du Québec, which she joined in 1997 and was its President until the end of her mandate at the Centennial Theatre. In 1989, she began to offer residencies to numerous choreographers, thus encouraging meetings between the Sherbrooke public and several Quebec dance artists, including Benoît Lachambre. At the end of 2016, she joined Par B.L.eux with the goal of supporting an organization in which she truly believes, and which opens its doors to future artists.

Anne-Marie Lachambre, Treasurer

Ms. Anne-Marie Lachambre, organizational development consultant, is one of the founding members of Par B.L.eux and member of its Board of Directors since 1996. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master’s degree in management computing from UQAM. She worked for the city of Montréal from 1977 to 2010. She has many years of valuable experience in management, administration, technology, business and culture.

Benoît Lachambre, Administrator

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François Bellefeuille, Administrator

François Bellefeuille holds a B. B. A. in  Finance from H.E.C. Montréal, and he has been working in Montréal’s arts community for over 15 years. He joined the team at Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique in 2012 as the company’s administrative director.

Before that, he worked for both the Festival TransAmériques and the SAT (Société des arts technologiques). His specialty is organizational, financial and administrative management.

Simon Vinh Mercier-Nguyen, Administrator

Simon Vinh Mercier-Nguyen is a consultant in the fields of strategic design and service design. Holding a Master’s degree in Systemic Design from the Université de Montréal, he specializes in the creation of services for complex contexts ranging from digital arts to education and social reintegration. He is a researcher at the Living Lab of the Société des arts technologiques (SAT), where he develops interactive technologies for the creation of immersive works, and explores the role of technology in social innovation. A classical flutist by training, he is inspired by a deep love of the performing arts, which led to his support of Par B.L.eux.

 

Ouassim Tadlaoui, Administrator

Ouassim Tadlaoui is a member of the Financial Services Group in Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. As a litigator, his practice focuses on banking litigation, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, as well as in the field of construction-related bonding. Within the Financial Services Group, Ouassim represents banks and other financial institutions as creditors, as well as certain debtors in cases of bankruptcy and corporate restructurings. He also represents and advises bonding companies, as well as national and international businesses in matters of insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring in the construction industry. Ouassim has pleaded before various decision-making bodies, including the Court of Québec, the Superior Court (Civil and Commercial Divisions), as well as the Court of Appeal.