There are over fifty participants from around the globe involved in the Legacy project / Projet Héritage. They are high-caliber professional dancers whom Margie has chosen to work with because of their embodied understanding and expressed commitment to her legacy. These participants have danced for 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.

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Margaret Atwood, CC, OOnt, FRSC

Poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist and environmental activist

Peter Boneham, CM

Choreographer, teacher and mentor

Feu  / The late Leonard Cohen, CC, GOQ

Singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist

Irene Dowd

Neuromuscular educator, teacher and choreographer

Eleanor Duckworth

Teacher, teacher educator, educational theorist, author and dancer

Paul-André Fortier, OC

Artistic director and founder, Fortier Danse-Création

Daniel Jackson

Choreographer, co-founder of Montréal Danse, and longtime artistic adviser

Barbara Laskin

Cultural executive, governance and communications consultant and Arts Advocate

Michelle Lebaron

Professor of Law, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, dispute resolution scholar and author

Elizabeth May, OC, MP

Environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament

Emily Molnar

Artistic director, Ballet BC, artistic director of dance, the Banff Centre

Jessye Norman 

Grammy award-winning opera singer and recitalist

Tom Oppenheim

Artistic director and president, Stella Adler Studio of Acting

Thomas Atum O’Kane, PhD

Founder of the Spiritual Guidance School

Tim Plumptre

President, Tim Plumptre & Assoc. Inc., and founder of Institute on Governance

Linda Rabin

Somatic and movement educator, facilitator of personal, creative and performance process and co-founder of École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal

Janis Sarra

Distinguished Professor and Professor of Law, University of British Columbia

Paul Taylor

Artistic director and founder Paul Taylor Dance Company

Veronica Tennant, CC

Prima Ballerina, director/producer, filmmaker and author

Alexandra Wells

Founder and artistic director of Springboard Danse Montréal,
concept and artistic director, Movement Invention Project, faculty at The Juilliard School