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Minuet Charron is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer currently residing in Toronto, Ontario to study at Dance Arts Institute (Formerly The School of Toronto Dance Theatre) in Contemporary practices, while also training under Jac Valiquette in Kode Red. Most recently, she completed the training program at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

Although born in Ontario, Minuet spent most of her life in Nova Scotia. Her parents recognized her love of dance and enrolled her in dance classes at age 3. She danced with competitive dance studios Cape Breton School of the Arts and Northside Dance over the next 10 years, at first in Jazz, Tap, and Ballet, but quickly in any style available.

When she was 13, Minuet joined the Professional Training Program at the Conservatory School of Dance to focus on Ballet. In the summers, she trained at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. While in Halifax, Minuet spent 3 years training with Votive Dance’s Jazz Initiative Scholarship Program, and practiced Breaking with her mentor Nick “Gennew” Nguyen. In 2020, she joined House of Eights‘ Commercial Training Program and Halifax Dance’s Intensive Training Program and in the fall, studied with Bo Park (New York) in her virtual program for the development of choreographers, performers, and dance industry leaders. In the following season while in Calgary, Minuet trained with illFX Education and danced competitively in hip hop and street styles.

Minuet began assistant teaching at age 12, and following she began to run her own drop-in sessions and hosted pay-what-you-can workshops. She has taught at studios across Halifax, Dartmouth, Calgary, and Toronto. She is a consistent guest instructor at House of Eights Dance Studio, and taught Hip Hop at Inspire Dance Arts Inc. for the 2021/22 year.

Among other performances, in 2015 and 2016 Minuet played the role of Young Clara in The Nutcracker (Savoy Theatre), in 2019 danced in the Scotia Square 50th Anniversary commercial, and in 2021 performed in Votive Dance’s “Synced Systems” and Unity Charity’s virtual showcase “The Bounce Back”. She performed with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and the Carifest Dancers at the annual Black & White Ball in 2022, an improvised performance at ICONIC ran by Daniel Vais, as well as performed for the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentarian’s Conference. Minuet has received numerous awards for her talents in dance including: Talent Trust Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Artistic Achievement and multiple NSTT scholarships, Sally Brayley Bliss Award x2 (Taking Steps to Fly choreography showcase), Judith Grant Scholarship and Jan Wicha Cup (MCPA), as well as scholarships, medals, and star soloist awards from many competitions.

Minuet has been consistently developing her personal style over the years, working to bring something new and entirely herself into her choreography. In dance, she strives to constantly learn, play and create and hopes to help everyone find and embrace their personal style and way of moving.