Another famous and beautiful person works with the lucky dance students at Gulf Islands Secondary School.
“Margie Gillis has just been awarded the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Margie Gillis is one of the few dancers in the world who has sustained a solo career for more than 35 years. As a choreographer and performer, she mesmerizes audiences throughout the world with her personal, emotional, and dramatic portrayals of human experience. In 1988 she was appointed to the Order of Canada. In 2009 she was awarded the insignia of the Ordre national du Québec. She is the 2011 recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.”