Jacques Saint-Cyr obtained a B.A. in music education from the University of Québec in Montreal and a M.A. in flute performance from University of Montréal. He became involved with Tango in 1993. His major influences are Suzuki and Pepito Avellaneda with whom he studied in 1995, Rodolfo Dinzel and Mingo Pugliese with whom he is studying each summer in Buenos Aires since 1997. From 1996 to 2003, Jacques Saint-Cyr taught, choreographed and performed at La Tangueria in Montréal, one of the first and most renowned places dedicated to Argentine tango of that town. Jacques has worked as a guest teacher in many cities across North America including Québec, Chicoutimi, Ottawa and Washington, Champaign-Urbana, Purdue and Madison. In 2001, he participated in the production of the film Macadam Tango that has been presented in television by Radio-Canada and TV5 (the international French television network).
Since 1999 Jacques Saint-Cyr has been collaborating with Argentinean pianist Victor Simon. Together, they have developed a repertory that includes Argentinean Tango and Latin American music. Jacques’ interest in tango took him to research and study the development of tango music. Jacques offers in his teaching his expertise in tango music and his knowledge of music pedagogy applied to dance.