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 started his career in interactive and digital media arts working with the Society for Arts and Technology exploring creative uses for immersive interactive technologies in performance arts, education, sustainable development and healthcare. These days he works as a design consultant helping organizations build user-centered service experiences and empowering people with the knowledge and confidence to create their best future. As a classical flutist by training, it is with deep love for the performing arts that has led him to support Par B.L.eux since 2016.

 

 

Ouassim Tadlaoui, Administrator

Ouassim Tadlaoui is a member of the financial services group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and specializes in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring law. As a litigator, he represents banks and other financial institutions in loan recovery while additionally providing council and support to domestic and international companies undergoing restructuring. He also specializes in construction law, specifically in the construction bonding industry, and has appeared many times before the Superior Court (Civil and Commercial Chambers) and the Court of Appeal.

Furthermore, Ouassim works with several organizations in bringing together the arts and business. In particular, he is involved in the Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal, and is a member of the Mécènes investis pour les arts. He has supported Par B.L.eux since 2017 and has been a great aid in the development of our philanthropic activities.