Jill sees VIVA as an extension of the Montreal Community and AcroYoga Montreal. Bringing people to meet Montreal is pure delight, and she pours energy into the event with the vision that it will be a positive and impactful experience for everyone who attends. It is one of her greatest joys to see people shine doing what they love, and VIVA is the manifestation of that!
Jami Leclerc - Web Designer
Jami loves helping awesome individuals and small businesses succeed by helping them communicate their brand and message online. He built this website to showcase all the benefits of this amazing festival, to allow you to find all the information you need and to easily buy tickets for the event.
Juri Sabpa - Social Media Coordinator and Graphic Designer
Juri is a passionate artist who loves to create traditional and digital art. She holds a professional teaching license and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with others. In addition to her passion for painting, she loves to read. She is a social media IT support and graphic designer working for Viva. Juri is someone who always looking for opportunities to learn more.
Melanie Sirois - Talent Night Coordinator
Mel has been dancing and acting for over 20 years, and has performed in various theater and film productions in Montreal and New York City. As a teacher Mel has spent thousands of hours helping individuals to uncover their intuition, to free their self-expression, and to celebrate their unique imagination, spontaneity and creative intelligence.
Jodie Hon - Volunteer Coordinator
Jodie is someone who enjoys organization and logistic flow. As an innovation and STEM manager in her professional life, she uses trouble shooting and needs assessment to sort out solutions. These skills, combined with her clear and easy communication makes her an awesome person to work with.
Pierre-Luc Brunet - Animation & Talent Show Host
In 2022 Pierre-Luc made his debut at VIVAcroyoga as Gino Lebeau, talent show host. The quebecois rocker quickly made his way into everyone’s heart. VIVAcroyoga 2023 was fortunate to meet more of the Lebeau family, including Timo and Primo, who both hosted morning warm ups, including dance choreographies, visualizations, and groupie evasion training. Confused? Come meet him in his many iterations. He also teaches at the festival and is a worldwide traveler.
Alice Brand - Translator
Alice wishes to root herself long-term in the art of translating, of dancing with the world of words and thinking patterns which emerge from both the French and the English language. She has provided translation services for organisations like the Coyote Programs, a nature education based program; Concordia, during her time as a research assistant for Patrick Leroux on contempory circus; and for AcroYoga Montreal.
Sarah Grimes - Volunteer coordinator
Fascinated by the profound variety acroyoga offers, Sarah particularly loves how each new partnership is unique and boundless, whether it leads to a new partner acrobatics skill, highlights female strength and power or inspires the creation of ingenious flows. For a second year, Sarah is delighted to facilitate Vivacroyoga’s volunteer program, fostering inclusion and community as a main values throughout the festival.
Joey Abbott - Past Talent Night Coordinator
Joey is passionate about movement in all its forms. He completed his yoga teacher training before discovering the wonders of acroyoga. Certified AcroYoga Montreal professor, he introduced this discipline to the college world by creating the first credited course of its kind.
Sonia Landry - Past First Aid and Emergency Coordinator
Sonia grew up in the world of artistic gymnastics. She first studied contemporary dance and then completed a physiotherapy course. Passionate about biomecanics, she combines her knowledge of movement and anatomy to enter the world of Acroyoga. She immediatly fell in love with that new artform and completed her Montreal teacher training in 2016.
She adores playing, exploring, analysing and sharing her passion in a fun environment and through teaching, What she loves most about Acroyoga is the infinite possibilities of its practice!
Diana Lam - Past Social Media Coordinator
Diana began her acroyoga journey in Ottawa, Ontario with a group of extremely fun and lovely monkeys. She then took her acro teacher training with Acro Revolution in 2014. Diana loves bringing friends up to her home base in Ottawa and has organized several guest teacher workshops for her local community. In her non-acro life, she teaches flute and was proud of organize several guest artists workshops for the local flute community as President of the Ottawa Flute Association from 2011-2014. Diana is excited to help spread the word about the awesomeness of VIVAcroyoga and can’t wait until the festival begins!