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Louise Paquette

Louise Paquette BFA, a native of Windsor, ON, received her BFA as a dance major from York University in Toronto in 1995. Paquette was a principle dancer with HNM Dance Company from 1997- 2011. Paquette was also a principle dancer with Gina Lori Riley Dance Enterprises 1997-2009 and currently sits on the board of directors. Paquette had the pleasure of dancing and training with Denise Szykula, as a member of Dance Nonce for the 1998 and 1999 seasons and Dance Nonce the Sequel 2010- 2018. Paquette has instructed dance at the University of Windsor as a sessional instructor since 2005 and as a special instructor 1999-2005. Louise taught creative movement, ballet, jazz, and modern disciplines at the Acedemie Ste. Cecile Dance Studio School 1996-2014. Louise opened her own dance school Dare2Dance in 2014 and is proud to be in her fifth successful season. Paquette has been a mentor artist educator in the classroom with the Learning Through the Arts program 2000-2018 and continues this work with Arts Can Teach currently. Paquette has also had the opportunity to work with many community groups (Aids Committee Youth Group, residents of the Iris House, the Bloomfield House) as an artist in the Living Through the Arts program. Through performance and instruction, Louise feels blessed to continue to share her love of dance with others.