Denis Poulin was a dancer and choreographer before becoming a teacher of the art of dance at Collège Montmorency in Laval, where he founded the dance programs and Department of Dance in 1985, as well as a program of 3D animation based on human movement in 2007. He has been an associate professor in the Department of Dance since 2006. Fascinated by the art of dance on screen, Poulin has directed many films and videos intended to be shown on their own or as part of his choreographies for the stage or Martine Époque’s multimedia works.
He directed Le bouffe-pétrole (1982) for the National Film Board of Canada after winning its inaugural Cinéaste recherché(e) competition. His dance film Solo received the University of Michigan’s Best Achievement in Cinematography award, and Beyond Curtains, produced by the NFB (1979), won the “Enta Maratone dei Templi Cup” at the Salerno International Film Festival in 1983.