André Gingras was a Canadian ballet dancer and one of Netherland’s most influential choreographers in recent times.
Gingras’ joining the company Dance Works Rotterdam in 2010 led to a new phase in the artistic direction of that enterprise. Gingras created the ballet The Sweet Flesh Room for the Cadance Festival. In 2013 the Dance Works Rotterdam ceased functioning due to financial problems. Gingras died of cancer in his home in Breda on February 17, 2013. He was 46.