Indigenous Performance Productions, LLC
Executive Creative Producer of Indigenous Performance Productions and Principal of Walrus Arts Management, Andre Bouchard (of Kootenai/Ojibwe descent) is an internationally recognized agent, producer and consultant In 2001 he founded Walrus Performance Productions, a non-profit dedicated to providing first opportunities to choreographers, playwrights and multi-disciplinary performing artists in the Pacific Northwest. In this role he opened the Walrus Theatre, a blackbox venue in the heart of Seattle's Capital Hill which fell victim to the real estate boom of 2008. In 2010 he founded Walrus Arts Management and Consulting which was expanded in 2015 to serve as a home to the first Native run performing arts booking agency representing Indigenous dance, theatre, music and multi-disciplinary artists. In 2019 he founded Indigenous Performance Productions, a non-profit company dedicated to production of touring Indigenous performing arts festivals. He holds a Master's degree in Arts Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, a BFA in Dance and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Montana. He has had the honor of serving as an Association of Performing Arts Professionals/University of Southern California Leadership Fellow, was the founding Chair of the Western Arts Alliance Indigenous Committee and was the co-designer of the Advancing Indigenous Performance Program and is currently serving on the Western Arts Alliance Conference Committee and serves on the Washington State Arts Commission.