Gideon Poirier was born in Taunton Massachussetts, USA. He received his formal training from The Nation Ballet School of Canada in Toronto. Since graduating he has danced with the Cincinnati Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Cederlake Contemporary Ballet, Goteborg Ballet, Conny Janssen Danst and Project Sally Maastricht. He has danced a broad range of styles from ballet to modern dance. His classes are created for modern dancers as well as ballet dancers. The class focuses on the use of your own body and possibilities within the ballet techique. He currently gives ballet technique class at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and modern technique class for Oplieding Dans Maastricht, The Holland Dance Festival and Amsterdam Dance Center.