Originally from Montreal, Anne-Marie Donovan is an interdisciplinary performer, director and creator.

Anne-Marie’s practice is informed by her early career as a classical singer specializing in new music, having premiered and/or recorded over 50 worked by Canadian and International composers, served as Artistic Director of NUMUS Concerts and co-founded the Montreal-based Blue Rider Ensemble.

Anne-Marie most often creates performance works collaboratively with artists from a range of disciplines. This drove her to create Inter Arts Matrix, a charitable arts organization and home for the creation of interdisciplinary work. One of the first of its kind in Canada, Anne-Marie grew the organization into one of Canada’s most innovative incubators. Today, she retains a close link as an I.A.M. Associate artist.

As a mentor for young artists, Anne-Marie taught in the Theatre and Performance Department at University of Waterloo where she was the recipient of the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award. With her brother Michael Donovan, Anne-Marie founded Long Reach Opera Workshop, an intensive summer opera training program in Toronto, to nurture the development of emerging opera singers.

Anne-Marie has several creation projects in development: The Walking Project and Échos de Phèdre. This season, she will direct the premiere of Information, Tim Brady and Katia Lavigne’s opera about the 1970 October Crisis, in Montreal. Next season, she will direct the premiere of Ho m age by choreographer Sylvie Bouchard at BoucharDanse in Toronto.

Anne-Marie has the great privilege to live and work on the majestic Saint John River, the Wolastoq, in New Brunswick, on the traditional unceded territory of the Mi'gmaq, Wolastoqiyik and Peskotomuhkati peoples.