Gabrielle Kachan’s passion for dance emerged at a young age. Raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she studied classical ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary dance through the Intensive Training Program at Halifax Dance. A major award winner from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, Gabrielle regularly performed as part of the Young Company and assumed a lead role in Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker. In 2018, Gabrielle moved to Montreal to study at École de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal. During her time at EDCM Gabrielle has worked with choreographers such as Andrea Peña, Andrew Turner, Charles Brecard, James Viveiros, Kanpai - Natalia De Miguel & Jorge Jáuregui Allue, Darryl Tracy and Pierre-Marc Ouellette.
Gabrielle has always been interested in channelling her body’s capabilities in different forms both as a dancer and as a competitive rower for many years. Gabrielle is excited to continue to explore movement and the relationship between the artists and the audience as she begins her professional career.
“How rare and beautiful it is to even exist” - Gabrielle Kachan
Photo: Julie Artacho