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Andre Bouchard


Andre Bouchard (of Kootenai/Ojibwe/Pend d’Oreille/Flathead Salish descent) is an activist, agent, director, producer and consultant who was born and raised on the Flathead Reservation in western Montana.   Andre aspires to serve as an inter-cultural activist, working to build bridges and reverse the invisibility that serves to marginalize Native people in the US.  Andre's primary background is as producer of dance, theatre, music and multi-disciplinary performance but has worked in practically every roll in the performing arts since he began to self produce in 1999.  In 2001 he founded Walrus Performance Productions, a non-profit dedicated to providing first opportunities to choreographers, playwrights and multi-disciplinary performing artists in the Pacific Northwest.  In 2010 he founded Walrus Arts Management and Consulting which was expanded in 2015 to serve as a home to the first Native run performing arts booking agency representing Indigenous dance, theatre, music and multi-disciplinary artists.  In 2019 he founded Indigenous Performance Productions, a non-profit corporation (migrating all operations from Walrus Arts Management) a by/for Indigenous artist service organization and production house dedicated to producing new works, booking and managing tours, providing professional development and educating the performing arts field about Indigenous culture and performing arts content.  

He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches or anchor workshops at or for the Asia Pacific Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (Canada), Dance/USA, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Western Arts Alliance, Arts MidWest, Arts Northwest, WESTAF, Montana Performing Arts Consortium and the Canadian Dance Assembly among others.  He has been a guest speaker at Dartmouth College, Virginia Tech, The University of Hawaii, Carnegie Mellon University, Robert Morris University, and Northwest Indian College among others.

He holds a Master's degree in Arts Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, a BFA in Dance and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Montana.  He has had the honor of serving as a Mozaiko Global Fellow and Resident Curator at the Moss Center at Virginia tech, a Global Fellow for the International Society for the Performing Arts, a Curator in Residence for the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College and a Association of Performing Arts Professionals/University of Southern California Leadership Fellow.  He was the founding Chair of the Western Arts Alliance Indigenous Committee and was the co-designer of the Advancing Indigenous Performance Program, was a two term state arts commissioner at ArtsWA, and is currently serving as Treasurer with Arts Northwest.



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