Raphaël Bouchard is from Quebec City, Quebec. He studied at the National School of Contemporary Ballet in Montreal under the direction of Didier Chirpaz. He was awarded the Agora de la Danse prize and also received grants from the Princess Grace Foundation to continue his training in Europe with the Monaco Dance Forum. He joined Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in 2004, where he became a soloist. Mr. Bouchard joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2013.
At Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Mr. Bouchard performed leading roles in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Cendrillon (Les Surrintendants), Roméo et Juliette (Benvolio), and Le Songe (Puck) and also danced in Maillot’s La Belle, Lac, and Scheherezade, among others. He was also featured in works by Maurice Béjart, Marie Chouinard, William Forsythe, Marco Goecke, and Alonzo King. With Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Mr. Bouchard toured to Beijing, Madrid, Moscow, New York City, Rio de Janiero, and Tokyo.