Vías is a transdisciplinary company based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal that challenges how live art engages the audience. Its work is anchored in the idea of art as a means of transcendence, therefore, it seeks to design transformative experiences that nurture non-rational connections and venture beyond the mundane. 


Standing out for its meticulous attention to detail, Vías adopts a unique approach to each project and assembles a team of experts from different fields, inviting them to intertwine their ideas at each stage of research, creation and production. As a result, the company facilitates memorable shared encounters through multi-layered, high-quality artworks.



artistic directors

Diana León

Born in Mexico City, Diana trained at Estudio de Ballet Tecamachalco, the National Ballet School of Cuba and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She was a member of the National Dance Company of Mexico before joining Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, where she danced between 2014 and 2019, performing repertoire by Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Jean Christophe Maillot, Stephan Thoss, Edward Clug, Didy Veldman, Ken Ossola, Étienne Béchard and Uwe Scholz, among others, and touring in Colombia, France, Spain, Israel and  Canada.  Since 2016, she studies vocal techniques  with singer Mamselle Ruiz. She was a member of the multidisciplinary lab Quantum Collective  and has worked as a freelance dancer with choreographers of the Montreal scene such as Sylvain Émard, Anne Plamondon and Andrew Skeels. Diana is also a faculty member at Danse à la Carte and Les Studios of Les Grands Ballets.

Paco Ziel

Born in Mexico City, Paco started his career in classical dance at the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, which developed in him an early interest for a greater body awareness, bringing him to discover different ways of training such as Gaga, Rubberband method, Yoga, Feldenkrais and meditation. Since 2015, he has been a dancer with RUBBERBAND, under the direction of Victor Quijada, and has  toured with the company in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Germany and Poland. In 2014 he founded the multidisciplinary lab Quantum Collective, which was presented twice by Tangente in Montreal. Paco has worked with other Montreal based artists and companies like PPS Danse, Anne Plamondon, Andrea Peña and Martin Messier and has been a guest teacher at Springboard Danse Montreal and Domaine Forget. He is a self taught filmmaker,  photographer and electro-acoustic composer with a main focus on the human body, movement and natural landscapes.

Collaborators

Nicolás Núñez
playwright
theare director

Jérémy Galdeano
choreographer

Vera Kvarcakova
choreographer

Tom Jarvis
composer

Alejandro Loredo
intrumentalist
arranger

Clarisse Monde
lighting, costumes and set designer

Mamselle Ruiz
vocal coach

Simon Rivet
composer

Bernardo Alvarado Rojas
creator
composer
performer

Siam Obregón
visual artist
filmmaker

board of directors

Diana León - President

Paco Ziel - Vice President

Juan Vázquez - Treasurer

Parise Mongrain - Secretary

Tonu Bougiouris - Administrator