/ Creative artist in contemporary dance


Interpreter, choreographer, teacher and creator of possibilities based in Montreal.

Self-taught artist full of curiosity, queer creator and cultural entrepreneur, Charles-Alexis is strongly interested in solo and group choreographic creation, floor work, improvisation, cinema, poetry, teaching, coaching, the concept of vulnerability and meditation. In 2022, he founded the dance company Les sans-papiers.


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/ 2022-2018

Interpreter @ Trip The Light Fantastic

Interpreter in the stage and film versions of TOUCH and The Man Who Traveled Nowhere In Timeby choreographer Kyra Jean Green, as well as in her most recent creation, The Smile Club.


/ 2022-2019

Interpreter @ Le Fils d'Adrien danse

Interpreter and creative collaborator in the creation in the scenic/filmic/in situ work Les 2020 commandements XNUMX by choreographer Harold Rhéaume.


/ 2022-2021

Interpreter @ The 7 Fingers

Performer-improviser within the first explorations for the next creation of the famous circus company, Riopelle grandeur nature


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/ 2024-2022

Homo Deus @ Solo for the stage

Solo work by queer performer-choreographer Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Homo Deus is a metamorphosis where animalistic indefatigability waltzes with somatic vulnerability. Evolving through a strange and dreamlike universe, the artist chooses to let the body take over the spirit, one moult at a time, inviting a cathartic journey. Surveying head-on the umbrella of loneliness, the undertows of a queer identity and the uncertain future of Homo Sapiens, the piece is at once a celebration, an emancipation and a mourning. The official premiere will take place in Montreal in October 2023 at thel'Agora de la danse.


/ 2022-2020

La Peau de l'autre @ Solo short film

A 15-minute solo short film in post-production in collaboration with the director emeritus Vincent Rene-Lortie. The cinematography will be by Alexandre Nour, the musical composition by Simon Leoza and everything will be co-produced by Telescope Films and Les sans-papiers. Project supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.



/ 2020

Autonome @ Short film

A 5 minutes solo short film on the song Autonome by the artist Mada Mada. Direction by Alexandre Richard and photography by Graham Guertin-Santerre. Charles-Alexis acts on this project as a performer and choreographer.


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Teacher and coach

/ 2021-2020

Training as a coach @ Art of Alignment Academy

Multidisciplinary training in coaching (Creative Leadership Coaching Program) based on mindfulness meditation, somatic exploration, non-violent communication and the philosophy of possibilities. Taught by Anne-Marie Duchêne.


/ 2022-2018

Various group classes in Montreal @ Self entrepreneur

Contemporary dance classes for adults 16+ beginner and inter-advanced. Classes based on improvisation, exploration, floor technique and choreography. Studio Bizz / Circuit-Est Saint-André / Les Studios des GB.


/ 2022-2013

Workshops/Workshop/ Private lessons @ Self entrepreneur

Technical classes, interpretation workshops, creation of choreography for shows or competitions, teaching in studios or cultural mediation. Contact me for more info or to book my services.


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