After completing Halifax Dance’s Intensive Training Program and graduating from Dalhousie University, Gillian Seaward-Boone pursued professional dance training at l’Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal (EDCM). She worked with several Montreal and Toronto-based choreographers and companies including Sinha Danse, Pigeons International and Sasha Ivanochko, before joining O Vertigo Danse as a full company member under the direction of Ginette Laurin.
During her time with O Vertigo, Gillian performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America. She also worked independently as both a dancer and rehearsal director. She returned to Halifax in 2013 and joined Mocean Dance as a full company member. Over six seasons with Mocean Dance, she has performed works by Serge Bennathan, Sara Coffin, Sharon Moore and Parts+Labour Danse. She also served as rehearsal director for creations by Danielle Desnoyers and Heidi Strauss..
Gillian has taught professional and pre-professional modern dance classes and workshops throughout Canada and Europe. She is currently a member of the modern dance faculty of Halifax Dance’s Intensive Training Program, Production Director of Halifax Dance and Co-Director of The Young Company of Halifax Dance. She is thrilled to be making her debut with Votive Dance in this new creation by Vanessa Goodman.
Photo by Val Boulet