October 22, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
François Richard | Bobby León

François Richard

Born in New Brunswick, François completed his studies at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. His professional career has taken him across more than twenty countries with companies such as Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, José Navas/Compagnie Flak, Van Grimde Corps Secrets, Sylvain Émard Danse, PPS Danse and AP&A. He has worked closely with choreographers such as Virginie Brunelle, Victor Quijada, Anne Plamondon and David Rancourt.

In 2011, he danced in the short film ORA, produced by the NFB and nominated for a Genie award in 2012. For his solo UNTITLED I, a collaboration with Andrea Peña, he won the prize for best performer at Festival Quartiers Danses, and for best choreography at the Hong Kong International Choreography Festival in 2018. He is now based in Montreal as a teacher and independent artist.