THE AGENCY

Founded in 2015, the agency has the mandate to accompany the independent artists and companies of its roster towards greater international and national exposure and programming of their theatrical and choreographic works.

 

The agency's guiding principles are built on a profound admiration for the artists’ work, on a match of important values of equity, collaboration, transparency and on respect towards its peers. The selected works of its roster stand out by the audacity and boldness of their proposition, their artistic quality, the values conveyed as well as by the representativeness of various cultural forms. 

 

In addition to supporting the artists of its roster, the agency offers a customized and sporadic support to cultural organisms, such as mentoring and coaching. 

 

Cusson Management has received the support from:

The Canada Council for the Arts

Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) 

Développement Économique Grand Saint-Jérôme

Emploi Québec

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Cusson Management is a proud member of:

La Danse sur les routes du Québec

BC touring council 
NAPAMA

Culture Laurentides

Western Arts Alliance

Association of Performing Arts Professionals

CAPACOA

TYA - USA/ASSITEJ

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COLLABORATION

Since 2018, Cusson Management has been collaborating with the Nadine Asswad Agency in order to share and enrich their common knowledge and resources.

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VALÉRIE

CUSSON
Director, representation & North-American development

Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre / Critic and dramaturgy from ThenUniversité du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (2007) as well as a Specialized
Graduate Diploma (DESS) in Contemporary Puppetry Theatre (2009), Valerie developed an interest for the management of cultural businesses, for tour
managing and for artist representation.


She earned her stripes from companies specialized in dance as well as in young audiences theater before founding Cusson Management Inc. in 2015, where she
meticulously selects a roster of artists who reflect her values and interests.

 

Animated by a passion for wonder, Valérie is involved in numerous unifying and inclusive community-based actions, focused on instilling a bit of magic in everyday’s routine.

JOANIE

SAURIOL
Executive Assistant

A graduate of the Cégep du Vieux Montréal in the Arts and Letters: Profile Languages ​​program, Joanie is passionate about art and communication.

In order to perfect her knowledge and be more effective in her support role, she subsequently completed training as an administrative and executive assistant.

Finally, she obtained a professional studies diploma in  infography which she completed with an international internship in Paris.

Smiling and creative, her interest in the world of the arts and communication shines through in the accomplishment of all of her projects.

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AUDREY-ANNE BOUCHARD

Technical Advisor

Audrey-Anne is a stage artist, educator and cultural worker based in Montreal. A graduate of the Design for the theatre program (Concordia University), she works mainly as a lighting designer and a set designer for dance and theatre productions in Montreal and abroad. To this day, she has design lights for over sixty productions in Quebec and abroad. In 2011, she completes a Master’s degree (Université de Nice and Université Libre de Bruxelles) in the context of which she studies the integration of video projection in dance performances). In 2013, she returns to Montreal and joins the Sunny Artist Management agency as an executive assistant and technical consultant. Most recently, Audrey-Anne also engages in the development of inclusive practices in the arts. In 2019, she presents her own immersive creation designed for a visually impaired audience titled Camille:un rendez-vous au-delà du visual. She is now active in the city of Montreal’s Universal Accessibility project 2020-2024 and participates in the Montreal Arts Council consultation committee on accessibility in the arts. Since 2015, Audrey-Anne is also a regular Production coach at the National Theatre School of Canada. 

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