THE AGENCY

 

The Cusson Management team supports its artists with passion and dedication in the circulation of their choreographic, theatrical and young audience works, both in Canada and internationally.

 

Established in the Laurentians since 2015, the agency maintains relationships based on values such as fairness, collaboration, transparency and respect, while aiming to improve the working conditions of its peers. The works that make up its repertoire stand out for their audacity, their artistic quality, the values they convey, as well as the representativeness of many forms and cultures. The result is a wide range of shows that meet multiple presenters' needs.

 

Cusson Management also offers tailor-made consulting services to emerging cultural organizations in order to support the development of the next generation of artists in Quebec.

 

Cusson Management has received the support from:

DIAGRAMME Gestion culturelle in collaboration with the CALQ

Economic Development Greater Saint-Jérôme

Emploi Québec

International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA)

The Canada Council for the Arts

The International Youth Offices of Quebec (LOJIQ) 

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Cusson Management is a proud member of:

AASPAA Canada

Association of Performing Arts Professionals

BC touring council 

CAPACOA

Culture Laurentides

La Danse sur les routes du Québec

Western Arts Alliance

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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.

Valérie is proud to be involved and to work to make a difference in her community. In 2021, she became the first independent agent to sit on the board of directors of La Danse sur les routes du Québec and became a scholarship holder of the ISPA Quebec fellowship program.

 

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.

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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.