Gillian Abbott | Professional Dancer/Columbia University MFA in Acting Student

My favourite DSI memory is SATURDAYS!!! I absolutely loved competition rehearsal days. Working in the studio with Miss Wendy, Miss Sharlene, Miss Heather, and Miss Julie was such a gift. Learning new choreography, interpreting their ideas and making them my own, and of course, spending the whole day with all my friends. I also treasured working with the “older girls” that I looked up to so much.  

 I just got back from a Shakespeare intensive in Oxford, England! While dancing at Juilliard, I fell in love with acting and will be going back to school at Columbia University starting this month to take on my MFA in Acting. However, dancing will always be a part of my life- acting has been an organic transition, asking me to not only tell stories with my body and spirit, but also my voice and words.