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
Cusson Management is a proud member of:
La Danse sur les routes du Québec
BC touring council
Western Arts Alliance
Association of Performing Arts Professionals
TYA - USA/ASSITEJ
Since 2018, Cusson Management has been collaborating with the Nadine Asswad Agency in order to share and enrich their common knowledge and resources.
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.
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.