Johanne Charlebois was born in Verdun in 1959. She obtained formal training in various forms of dance. Through the years, she participated in many shows such as Most-Modern (by Louise Bédard with Tangente, 1983), Games (by Michael Larivière with Danséchange Montréal-New York, 1984), Improvisation Danse Musique (collective, 1984), Pochinko & Co. (collective, 1984) and Tot Aixo (by Georges Pell with Ménagerie de Verre, 1985). She also created personal choreographies such as Coût Don (1984), Kalevala (1984), et Dis à ton Capitaine (1985). She produced Blockhauss, in 1987.