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.
Chelsea Bonosky (New York, NY)
Chelsea Bonosky is a dancer, activist and advocate based in New York City. Honored to collaborate with and assist Adam Barruch, work with Josh Beamish, Gabrielle Lamb and was a member of PUNCHDRUNK ‘Sleep No More.’ Community Actionist with Gibney Dance, Teaching Artist for ASTEP and Ambassador to Free Body Project.
Geneviève Boulet (Montreal, QC)
Geneviève graduated from the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and worked with O Vertigo, Roger Sinha, Lina Cruz, Dany Desjardins and Roy Assaf (Israel). She has been a dancer with Destins Croisés since 2009. In addition, she is co-founder of the collective LA TRESSE where she acts as a choreographer and dancer. www.latresse.ca
Alexandra Caron (Montreal, QC)
Recently graduated from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Alexandra has been part of the Montreal dance community since 2018 as a performer. Since 2009, she teaches dance and some workshops in Laval, Montreal, Repentigny and Mascouche always in a fervent approach to living together.
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.
Daphne Fernberger (Frankfurt, Germany)
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.
Tessa Rae Kruz (Regina, SK)
Tessa Rae is a graduate from Ryerson University BFA Dance Program. She is a freelance dance artist and educator currently based in Saskatchewan. She is honored to have the opportunity to work with Margie and the Legacy Project.
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
Annmaria Mazzini (New York, NY)
Annmaria performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1999-2011, and remains on faculty at The Taylor School in New York City. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, her choreography has been presented by her company, Mazzini Dance Collective, at Carnegie Hall, Battery Dance Festival, and Cape Dance Festival, and in the short film The Pink Pony.
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.
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
Alisia Pobega (Montreal, QC)
Alisia completed her dance training at L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec and danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens for over 12 years, rising to a soloist ranking. She is currently dancing as an independent artist in Montreal and is co-artistic director of LIBERAMÆ performance & films. Alisia also regularly teaches classical ballet. www.liberamae.com