Stealing Fire (2016), Photo Credit: Michelle Doucette

Gillian Seaward-Boone

Dancer, Rehearsal Director

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). Upon graduating, she worked with 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 the company, she performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America, and worked independently as both a dancer and rehearsal director with numerous choreographers from across Canada and abroad. In 2013, Gillian returned home to Halifax and made her debut with Mocean Dance with the premier of Sable Island by Serge Bennethan. She has since performed with Mocean for works by Marie-Josée Chartier, Sara Coffin, Sharon Moore and Parts+Labour_Danse, and has served as rehearsal director for the creations of Danielle Desnoyers, Heidi Strauss and Lydia Zimmer. Gillian frequently collaborates with local choreographers/dancers Jacinte Armstrong, Alexis Cormier, Sarah Murphy, Lisa Phinney Langley, and Lydia Zimmer and is a founding member of the Home Ex artist collective. She is currently in creation for two new works by Sharon Moore and Rebecca Lazier. She is a senior member of the modern dance faculty of Halifax Dance's Intensive Training Program and regularly teaches technical training classes to the professional community of Halifax and beyond.

Stealing Fire (2016), Photo Credit: Michelle Doucette