About

Founded in March 2018, Meute Monde is a young innovative performing arts company whose mission is to offer affordable and accessible entertainment to Quebec’s families. Its objective is to stimulate children’s interest through interactive shows and workshops allowing them to unite their creative minds in collaboration, peace and respect.

Meute Monde’s vision is to instill a dialogue with kids aged 12 and under in order to help them discover the power of togetherness and offer them an opportunity to create positive change in their community. Thus, we travel across Quebec in elementary schools, kindergartens, daycares, libraries, camps, and even your home!

Joanie Papillon

Producer, Author, Performer

From Montreal, Joanie detains a double DEC in Classical Dance (Ballet Divertimento) and Pure and Applied Sciences (Dawson College). In 2016, she obtains an Enriched Performing Arts Diploma with honours from the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA). Some of her favorite credits include “The Peace Dancer”. Puppets For Peace; “Rocky Horror Live Show”. Atomic Vaudeville; “Macbeth” & “Twelfth Night”. Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival; “Pretty Good Not Bad Productions”. Broken Rhythms Victoria.

Joanie has 6 years of experience teaching dance and music to kids aged between 18 months and 16 years. She adores contact with children and thrives to see them marvel everyday. Through all of her educational and artistic interventions, Joanie encourages personal and intuitive expression. She thus wishes to invite youngsters to discover their identity and make it shine freely.

Noël Vézina

Interpreter

Noël Vézina is a movement artist with a background in contemporary dance and ballet. She has over 6 years of experience facilitating dance with children in a variety of styles, and has been passionately advocating for environmental awareness and care for as long as she can remember.

When not sharing her love for dance with youth she is busy learning, creating and performing in Montreal, Quebec.

Virginie Daigle

Interpreter

Acting student at l’École Supérieure de Théâtre of l’UQAM, Virginie is interested in multidisciplinary theatre, which allows her to combine her interests in dance, singing, creation and literature. Her background has often brought her to work with children, both as an entertainer and educator. Kids deeply inspire her in her artistic practice as well as in her personal sensibility. With 5 years of experience as an author-composer-performer, Virginie also tackles writing and composing of Francophone musicals through the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective.

Caroline Namts

Interpreter

Born in Montreal (QC, Canada), Caroline Namts starts practicing rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 5. From 13 to 19 years old, she studies in classical and contemporary dance at Ballet Divertimento. During the summers of 2015 and 2016, she travels to New York (USA), to participate in the Pre-Movement Invention Project, and to Israel, to be part of the Batsheva Dance Company’s Summer Intensive. In fall 2016, she gets accepted into the second year of the professional program at the Contemporary Dance School of Montreal. For 2 years, she trains and dances with renowned teachers and choreographers such as Sophie Corriveau, Marc Boivin, Jacques Poulin-Denis, Helen Simard and Manuel Roque. Since her graduation in 2018, Caroline had the opportunity to work with the choreographers Sarah Dell’Ava, Cai Glover and Nicolas Bellefleur. At the same time, she teaches contemporary and classical dance at Ballet Divertimento and Ballet Coppélia. During summer 2019, she has the chance to dance under the direction of François Girard and Carolyn Choa in the production of the Flying Dutchman by the Quebec Opera. Caroline is blessed to join Meute Monde and unite her love for dance and her pleasure in working with children.

Philippe Dionne

Sound Engineer, Composer

Born in Montreal, Philippe Dionne showed interest in music from a very young age. He begged his parents to enroll him in piano lessons at 4 years old and knew ever since that he needed to make music an integral part of his life. As an early teen, he traded his piano books for an electric guitar and began playing and singing in rock bands. Eventually, his passion guides him towards the vast, explorative, and wonderful world of computerized music production. Since 2016, Philippe studies music theory and music technology at McGill University. He loves to compose in a variety of styles and for different events. He is still hungry for learning and is enthusiastic to join Meute Monde to share his music knowledge and passion for Hip Hop culture with young Quebecers.

Plume
Great Pyrenees

Plume is a 1-year old Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog. Traditionally herding dogs, the breed is also sought today for zoo therapy and rescue work. Plume has an exceptional sensibility and loves to accompany humans in their emotions whether they be happy or sad ones. He easily and politely establishes contact with people in such a way to avoid scaring anyone. Alike all dogs, Plume is a sentient being, which helps us open our audience’s eyes to emotional intelligence and awareness. By studying his obvious understanding of our feelings, children contemplate healthier social interactions and learn how to respect their comrades.

Naturally, Plume radiates love and peacefulness. He facilitates dialogue with young audiences since he grabs their attention much more efficiently than all the greatest actors of this world!