Local Hero: Jeannie Gilbert
Jeannie Gilbert is a local hero in the world of English dance. She is committed to keeping both English Country Dance and Morris Dance alive in Winnipeg. Jeannie began as an English Country Dancer in the 80's and soon took up Morris dancing too. It wasn't long before she was Squire of the Morris side and she has continued as the chief dance foreman of Hell's Belles Morris, Winnipeg MB, always striving to draw out the best in us.
Jeannie brings with her a strong dance background. She has introduced Garland and Northwest Morris to our Morris side repertoire. As a part of the Village Green English Country Dancers, she is one of our preeminent dance instructors, and has served in a number of different positions on the Village Green Executive over the years. She is always striving to find new dances to keep us engaged and excited to be a part of a living tradition, inspiring us to dance well.
- Submitted by Molly Pind