Gillian describes dancing with Michael Flatley as " An experience of a lifetime" and adds " he has such charisma, he's tremendous to dance with. Bernadette is great to work with also." "The music is so fast and wild and the dancing is so different then I did in competions that was very automatic but this is free and expresive.Gillian's says that dancing in LOTD has been a dream come true but it's exhausting Everyday you learn new things to do with your hands and such." Gillian was very much the Tomboy growing up. She liked to play soccer and some other Irish games I didn't understand. Her mam signed her up for dance classes at 6:00 class after school. She would manage to miss her ride home and such to avoid going to class. Finally they put her in a later class where she would have no excuse. "But mam, I don't like it!" was her response. Finally the class started a new dance number that she was interested in and she went more regularly. During one of the Phoenix shows she injured her back and was out for a week, but is back now and better than ever
Arleen Ni Bhaoill (Troupe 2's Saiorse)did Gillian's part and people thought that Arleen did it better but she has too long of legs to do it! But you know that's their opinion.MF has a few things to say about Gillian."Gillian was the fire in the show. She's just dangerous" "There's something about her need to be a star, in the best possible way that she knows she was born for it. It's in her blood. She knows when to give and when not to. And she knows when to turn up the power and when to add the sex appeal. And I think there is a delicate balance there that she has managed to keep all the way through her dancing."Gillian and Bernadette were the best female dancers in the world"