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PRESS RELEASE – Confluence – CV founder Parise Mongrain hands over general management reins to Mark Shaub.


Confluence - CV founder Parise Mongrain hands over general management reins to Mark Shaub. Confluence - CV's team warmly welcomes Mark and wishes him every success! 


Montreal, Friday April 19th 2024 – Dear artists, collaborators, partners and friends, 


It is with confidence and enthusiasm that I announce the appointment of Mark Shaub as General Manager of Confluence - CV. This news heralds another important phase of development for our organization, which will be guided with sensitivity, creativity and solidity.  


Originally from Oklahoma, Mark has been part of the Montreal cultural scene for over thirty years. He danced professionally for many years, including sixteen years with Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault. Following his dancing career, Mark worked in the Dance section of the Canada Council for the Arts as a program officer, which gave him an in-depth understanding of the ecosystem of public funding within the arts sector. Later, he worked for more than ten years with Cirque du Soleil, as Artistic Director on touring shows. 


As a performing artist who has made his own successful career transition towards new and fulfilling professional experiences, he understands first-hand how crucial it is to provide support during the important, even difficult, stage of questioning one's identity. Mark is happy to share his experience with artists and guide them in the next stages of their professional lives. He therefore happily agreed to take over from me, while I now devote myself to the dance milieu. 


Here's a word from Mark :

“ I am extremely excited to be joining the team at Confluence – CV for this next stage of their journey. As a former performing artist who transitioned to a new career, I fully understand the complexities this move entails. Confluence – CV has helped scores of artists navigate this path and I am happy to lend my experience to the process.” 

– Mark Shaub, newly appointed as General Manager for Confluence – CV 


I'd like you to know that I've cherished every opportunity I've had to meet with all of you, in groups and individually. I am so honoured to know you. I leave with a deep memory of your kindness, your rare talents and of your place in our society, which greatly needs you.     


Mark officially took office on April 1st, 2024. You can contact him at this address: 


Parise Mongrain, outgoing general director of Confluence - CV  



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