Fonds - Alain Charron fonds

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Alain Charron fonds

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1 folder of textual material + 5 photographs

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Alain Bernard Charron was born April 13, 1959 in Hamilton, Ontario. She studied music history and performance at Camrose Lutheran College, where he played the trombone with the Camrose Brass Quintet. He also competed in figure skating. He began his dance training at the Dance Centre in Ottawa and with La Groupe de la Place Royale. He spent four months at York University beginning in the Fall of 1978 studying choreography, ballet and modern dance. He entered the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division in 1979. He was made an apprentice to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet during the 1981-1982 season. The following year, he became a member of the corps de ballet. He left in 1986 to pursue a career in choreography. That year, he formed a partnership with RWB choreographer Sandra Neels known as Choreo/graphics and produced its first performance in June of 1986 in which he also choreographed Who Most Shall Advance The Light.
Since leaving the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Alain has been Principal Dancer with the Sacramento Ballet, and the North Carolina Dance Theatre. He has appeared as a guest artist for numerous companies throughout the United States. He also served as Ballet Master/Principal Dancer and Education Coordinator for Charleston Ballet Theatre. In 1997, he became Artist-in-Residence on the Dance Faculty at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina. He later served as the Director of Education at the North Carolina Dance Theatre. Alain Charron passed away on February 14, 2002 in Lancaster, South Carolina.

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The records of Alain Charron came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as part of several transfers of records from the RWB.

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The Alain Charron fonds includes: Choreo/Graphics (1986); biographical information (1982-[1984]); and photographs (1982-1984).

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