Originally from Ottawa, Philippe Jacques graduated from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 2012. He continued his studies in the School’s Aspirant Program where he had the occasion to perform and tour internationally in many of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s productions. During this time, Philippe also explored the realm of choreography, creating for his fellow Aspirants and for more independent projects, such as a site-specific piece in the Milllenium Library and for the David Suzuki Blue Dot Tour.
His desire to expand his knowledge in contemporary movement led him to participate in the Nederlands Danz Theatre Summer Program in 2013, and Springboard Danse Montréal in 2014. His latest projects include a piece for the 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Festival entitled Text Me, in collaboration with Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada, and a site-specific dance for the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics in Toronto in collaboration with the National Ballet School of Canada. He is currently working as a choreographer and artistic coordinator for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.