Legacy Project: Participants

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Over fifty international participants are involved in the Legacy Project.  

Margie has chosen to work with high-calibre professional dancers because of their understanding and commitment to her legacy. These participants include dancers from companies such as José Navas/Compagnie Flak (Montreal), Marie Chouinard (Montreal), Anatomiae Occultii (New York), Ballet BC (Vancouver), Dancemakers Dance Company (Toronto) and KUNST-STOFF Productions (San Francisco/Europe). 

The project was inspired by and has ongoing artistic affiliation with Alexandra Wells, founder of Springboard Danse Montréal.


The Legacy Project includes, but is not limited to the following performers. Each tour is unique depending on location and artist availability. 

Adam Barruch (New York, NY)

Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, and later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts and at The Juilliard School. He is an artist-in-residence at the 92Y in 2016-2017 and founder of Anatomiae Occultii. www.anatomiaeoccultii.com

Élise Boileau (Montreal, QC)

Elise Boileau graduated from the Conservatoire de Paris before joining the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal. Since 2014 she has been part of the Quebec Dance community as a performer, rehearsal director and journalist.

Marc Daigle (Montreal, QC)

The Acadian contemporary dancer, Marc Daigle, began his career more than 3 decades ago with the Groupe de la Place Royale in Ottawa. He has danced for Montanaro, JP Perreault, Carbone 14, Red Rabbit Project and Margie Gillis since arriving in Montreal.

Cailtin Griffin (Vancouver, BC)

Over the past decade, Caitlin Griffin has performed in ballet and contemporary productions across Canada, China, Thailand, and Israel.  She has worked on stage with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and MOVE: the company. www.caitlingriffin.com

Ruth Naomi Levin (Calgary, AB)

Ruth Naomi Levin dances with Calgary’s La Caravan Dance Theatre. She also teaches and facilitates transformation through movement and body awareness through her company Embodied in motion. www.embodiedinmotion.com

Lucy M. May (Montreal, QC)

Lucy M. May is a dance artist, teacher, and writer based in Montreal. Between 2009 and 2016, she was a member of Compagnie Marie Chouinard. She dances to wonder after what binds micro to macro, macro to micro. www.lucymmay.com

Troy Ogilvie (New-York, NY)

Troy Ogilvie performs solos by Margie Gillis, Itzik Galili, Roy Assaf, and Idan Sharabi; teaches improvisation; and is a creative director for The McKittrick Hotel’s SUPERCINEMA parties. She graduated with a B.F.A. from The Juilliard School.
www.troyogilvie.squarespace.com

Susan Paulson (Montreal, QC)

Montreal freelancer, Susan Paulson is honoured to be working with Margie Gillis.  She is the co-founder of Le Broke Lab and has worked with Dave St Pierre, Virginie Brunelle and Cas Public among others. www.lebrokelab.com

Neil Sochasky (Montreal, QC)

Neil Sochasky’s career wearing various hats as performer, rehearsal director, œil exterior, choreographer, teacher and coach has spanned four continents working for dance and theatre companies in both Canada and France. More to come…

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