Fabienne Cabado named Executive Director of RQD
At its meeting of May 20, the Board of Directors of the Regroupement québécois de la danse endorsed the selection committee’s recommendation, appointing Fabienne Cabado as Executive Director of the organization. Succeeding the current Executive Director, Lorraine Hébert, she will officially take up her duties on September 6.
A well-known figure in the cultural community, Fabienne Cabado is much in demand for her skills in communication, writing, moderating and teaching, but also for her warmth, affability and generosity. After arriving in Quebec in 2000, she worked as a copywriter-designer in advertising and communications before returning to journalism, where she specialized in dance. In 2004, she began to host radio shows and write articles and reviews on dance for various media, including the weekly Voir, the webzine Dfdanse, the magazine Accent Danse and CIBL-Radio Montréal. At the same time, eager to share her passion for dance in all its forms, she demonstrated her skills in cultural mediation, hosting roundtables and meetings with artists, most notably at the Festival TransAmériques, Danse Danse, Agora de la danse and Festival Quartiers Danses. She has also given lectures, proposed dance-discovery programs in various contexts, and for several years has been involved in an activity close to her heart: the FTA’s Student Outreach program. Several dance artists and organizations, including RQD, have called upon her services as a writer, while many artists throughout the region have benefited from her writing courses and workshops.
“It was her deep roots in the dance community,” declared RQD President Harold Rhéaume, “together with her communications skills, creativity, fighting spirit and passion for dance in all its forms that immediately won over the members of the selection committee and Board of Directors.”
With Ms Cabado at the helm, supported by an experienced team and cohesive community, the Regroupement québécois de la danse is entering a new cycle of achievements.
The Regroupement québécois de la danse brings together over 500 dance professionals. Founded in 1984 with a view to giving Quebec dance a common voice, RQD plays a leading role in continuing professional training, mobilization, consultation, and the development and public presentation of the discipline in Quebec and Canada.