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ISPA Award Recipient - Margie Gillis

ISPA Award Recipient

Margie Gillis

Margie Gillis

2017 Distinguished Artist Award Recipient


Internationally acclaimed solo modern dancer/choreographer, Margie Gillis has been creating original works for over forty years. Her repertoire is more than one hundred dances, including her signature solos, as well as duets and group pieces. She also lectures on dance and the role of art in society. With her unique approach of “Dancing from the Inside Out”, she teaches her art form to professionals and to those seeking experiential wisdom as a way of problem solving.

She has worked on Conflict transformation as well as issues of fairness for financial governance. Her Legacy Project allows her to share her work as well as mentor young artists of excellence. Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award from the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Foundation and the Stella Adler Studio of New York first MAD Spirit Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Actions by an Artist.

She is Knight of L’Ordre National du Québec and Officer of the Order of Canada. Margie Gillis’ masterful interpretation of the different facets of the human soul has won her loyal audiences over the years. Unwaveringly, she continues to develop her craft through experimenting, teaching, creation innovation and performance.

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