"Margie Gillis is a pleasure to learn from. I have never come across such a giving and gracious being as Margie. She has so much to offer and never stops giving."
Springboard Alum

AboutMargie Gillis Dance Foundation, Legacy Project

Margie Gillis, Canadian modern dance icon and founding collaborator of Springboard Danse Montréal, has generously shared her artistry and passion with the project and hundreds of its participants since its inception in 2001. Her gifts as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and mentor continue to inspire generations of artists.

It is vital to the dance world that Ms Gillis’ methodology and body of work be honoured and shared with the future generation of dancers.

With this in mind and in discussion with Ms. Gillis, Alexandra Wells, artistic director of Springboard Danse Montréal, would propose a new venture: the Legacy Project/Projet Héritage. Over the next decade, as the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation incorporates this initiative as a key component of its activities, Springboard will curate artists from its alumni to participate in this unique initiative. Springboard is proud to give impetus to the launch of this historically and culturally important project.

Composed principally of former Springboard participants, the 2015 Legacy Project dancers are:

  • Maggie Forgeron
  • Troy Oglivie
  • Makaila Wallace
  • Lindsey Derry
  • Ruth Levin
  • Susie Paulson
  • Teresa Marcaida
  • Kate Hilliard
  • Laura Careless
  • Daphne Fernberger

To learn more, please visit: http://margiegillis.org/legacy-project-projet-heritage/