Line Tremblay first fell in love with Cirque du Soleil in 1984, drawn by its freewheeling spirit, a spirit she says has never gone away. “For me, circus is the most complete art form. It addresses the audience on the visual, the emotional and the physical level all at the same time. I always knew I was destined for a life in this milieu.”
Before joining Cirque du Soleil, Line developed a passion for working in the world of film and television, notably as an Assistant Director at Radio-Canada, where she worked closely with designers and creators. In 1992, she joined Franco Dragone, assisting him in the creation and direction of the Cirque du Soleil shows Mystère, Alegría, Quidam, “O” and La Nouba. Her talents were also put to work as Artistic Director of Quidam. Her rich association with Franco helped her to master the mechanics of stage direction and show creation.
A newcomer to the equestrian field, Line worked with Gilles Ste-Croix assisting in the creation of the 2000 show Cheval Théâtre. She left Cirque du Soleil to work with Franco Dragone on the creation of the Celine Dion show A New Day, and returned to Cirque in 2003 to work on Corteo as the first woman in Cirque’s history to occupy the position of Director of Creation. In 2008, she took on the position of Director of Creation once again with ZED, working with director François Girard for the first time.
“With Zarkana, we wanted to create a decidedly acrobatic show in which circus arts would take center stage,” says Line Tremblay. “The choice of disciplines, the staging, the set design, projections and choreography all contribute to a major transformation of one of the biggest performance spaces in the world."
Line Tremblay was born in Hull, Quebec.