Collaborators

  • Larry Graves

    Larry is a Juno-nominated multi-percussionist, drummer and composer. He has dedicated himself to innovation, exploring rhythm-based performance traditions from around the world through study, creation, and teaching. After studying performance and composition at the Berklee College of Music, he was charmed by the deep sounds and wondrous poly-rhythms of West Africa. In 2011, Larry returned to […]

    Composer, Musician

  • Mark Rehder

    Most of the time you’ll find Mark hunched over his drums and various devices creating music for the Propeller dancers, and he also does tech work (sound, lights, music) for the school workshops and performances. Outside of Propeller, he is involved in various musical endeavours such as the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, the orchestra for Orpheus […]

    Composer, Musician, School Shows

  • Mike Essoudry

    Mike as been involved with Propeller Dance since its inception and for several years before that with Danceability.  Most often with Propeller, he can be seen composing and performing for our Wednesday adult class, and from time-to-time with the children’s class and at our community events. He is an active drummer with many different groups in the Ottawa […]

    Composer, Musician

  • Pixie Cram

    Pixie Cram lives and works in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. She creates fiction and stop-animation on themes of nature & technology, and war. Her films have screened at festivals across North America and have aired on CBC TV. Pixie was the 2017 artist-in-residence at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. She has designed projections for live […]

    Video Artist

  • Sami Elkout

    Sami has been an active member of the street dance community since he started breaking in 2001. He began teaching himself, later attending classes taught by The Canadian Floor Masters. He has travelled all over Canada teaching, performing, and battling with his group, The BreadCrumbs Crew. In 2011, he founded Ottawa’s Only Street Dance Studio, […]

    Dancer, Choreogrpaher

  • Sarah Waisvisz

    Sarah Waisvisz is a playwright, actor, and dancer from Ottawa who loves exploring possibilities at the crossroads of ideas, genres, and disciplines. Sarah also works with students of all ages in her capacity as a teacher and a sought-after workshop leader. With Propeller Dance she has worked as an Assistant in the Children’s’ Program and as a guest […]

    dance dramaturge

  • Siôned Watkins

    Siôned has been a professional dancer for over 20 years and is a licensed Gyrotonic© and Gyrokinesis© instructor. Siôned is dedicated to sharing these modalities with professionals, teachers, and students alike. She has taught at École De Danse De Montréal, UQAM, Concordia, School of Dance, and Ottawa Dance Directive. Also a co-founder of Dance 101 […]

    Guest Dancer, Teacher