Mélanie Demers is a choreographer, word lover, moviegoer and art addict established in Montreal, where she founded the dance company MAYDAY in 2007. Having studied literature and theatre, Mélanie Demers pursued her professional training as a dancer at LADMMI. She graduated in 1996 and started her career working with emerging choreographers before joining O Vertigo, with whom she collaborated for nearly ten years. Socially engaged as an artist, Mélanie Demers travelled to teach dance in Kenya, Niger, Brazil and Haiti, amongst other destinations. Her travels contributed to address political issues and to stimulate a debate of ideas into her work. To date, Mélanie Demers choreographed twenty works and was presented in multiple cities across Europe, America, Africa and Asia.