Born in Normandy, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur studied political science at Sciences-Po Bordeaux and at the University of Salzburg. She then devoted herself to singing and followed the class of Maryse Castets at the Bordeaux Conservatory. She sang the solo alto parts in Rossini's Petite messe solennelle and Händel's Messiah conducted by Marc Minkowski and played Grimgerde in Wagner's Walkyrie at the Bordeaux Opera. She also sang in Mozart's Great Mass in C minor with the Musiciens du Louvre at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Philharmonie in Paris and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She played Orphée in Gluck's Orphée and Eurydice with the Ariana-Médoc company and participated in the Baroque Academy of the Périgord Noir Festival where she sang the role of Disillusion in Händel's Triumph of Time and Disillusion, directed by Iñaki Encina Oyón. In 2018, she won the first prize at the Cap Ferret Music Festival competition, the third Opera prize at the Béziers singing competition, the first prize at the Lavaur International Competition of Opera Voices and she won the Bordeaux Medoc Opera Competition in 2018. Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur joined the Academy in September 2019. She took part in the Chinese Tour of the Academy at the beginning of the season and made her debuts on the stage of the Palais Garnier as the Mother in L’Enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel.