Gillian Seaward-Boone pursued professional dance training at l’Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal (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.
In 2013, Gillian returned to Halifax and has since performed with Mocean Dance for works by Serge Bennethan, 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 artists 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 new works by Jacinte Armstrong, Liliona Quarmyne, Lisa Phinney, 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.