Elizabeth Elise Ifill-Barrow, Madame Ifill, was determined to fill her daily life with service in all its forms to the young and needy – always with a generous heart and light step. She established a day nursey in Dayrell’s Road as well as the Madame Ifill School of Dance for youth 15 to 20 years of age; the graduates of which performed on stages all across the island. This illustration of remarkable womanhood, long before the term ‘role model’ was coined, motivated many young Barbadian women to seek upliftment, raise their heads high, never give up, and express themselves through the Arts. She inspired them to aspire.
The Madame Ifill Award for Dance is presented to the individual or group capable of combining mind, melody and movement….. to make magic!