Christophe Jacques Bouchard was born in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. He spent most of his life in Canada until his family moved to the United States in 2011, where they currently reside. Christophe grew up going to Disney with his family.
Athletic Career
At age six, Christophe witnessed a Riverdance troupe perform at the America Gardens Theatre in EPCOT, which sparked a career in competitive Irish Dancing to last 15 years.

During this time, Christophe competed internationally at the highest level, earning such accolades as 11-time regional champion across Canada and the United States, ranking second in North America, and ranking top ten in the world.

Christophe performed for tens of thousands of people globally, including on television and on stage; at one point, he had the opportunity to perform with Riverdance itself at the original Riverdance theatre in Ireland, and at another point, to come full circle, he performed at Walt Disney World at Downtown Disney (Disney Springs).
Academic Career & Accolades
Homeschooled until college, Christophe finished high school and entered university at age 16, where he pursued his general education. After 15 years of competitive Irish Dancing, a new call to adventure was heard, and Christophe decided to transfer from his current college to a specialized university and enter the world of art.

In 2018, Christophe took two figure drawing classes, which constituted the majority of his training in art before submitting his application to DigiPen Institute of Technology, a private university renowned for its low acceptance rates, high dropout rates, and challenging art program for which Christophe was applying.

Having demonstrated a high level of proficiency, Christophe was accepted into DigiPen’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation program within a week of his application and was awarded a merit scholarship.

Later, Christophe would also be awarded the Jim Johnson Memorial Scholarship for education in film.
At DigiPen, Christophe participated in a handful of team projects for categories of Game and Film, contributing to the publishing of two original video games, DeltaBlade and Arc Apellago, on Steam, the world-renown video game digital distribution service & storefront, and directing the multi award winning animated short film, Tall Order, currently undergoing its international festival run.
Gravitating towards positions of leadership, Christophe occupied upwards of six teaching assistant roles throughout his university career and was pursued by a variety of his peers for personal mentorship, both before and after his graduation.
In 2021, Christophe received the Student Life Excellence Award: Student of the Year, and was stated as being recognized for his compassion towards his peers as well as for the quality of his work and personal character. 
A consistent name on the Dean’s list, Christophe graduated with honors in April of 2022.
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