Education Team

  • Allison Burns

    Allison Burns is a dancer, choreographer, producer and teacher. She is thrilled to be a guest dancer and teacher with Propeller this year. Allison is responsible for initiating and choreographing two new multidisciplinary creations in 2017. She recently collaborated with Odyssey Theatre, and will soon be working with 9th Hour Theatre. She has performed in […]

    guest dancer, teacher

  • Bella Bowes

    Bella is a core member of the Propeller Dance Company and has been dancing with the organization since the inception of DanceAbility in 2002. In 2011, she performed in Montreal at Studio 303 in Tracked. She enjoys working with children and volunteers as a teaching assistant with the Propeller Dance children’s program. She has also […]

    COMPANY DANCER (2007-present), Teaching Assistant

  • Emily St-Aubin

    Emily’s creative pursuits began in dance classes as a child and she couldn’t be more excited to be volunteering with Propeller’s children’s programs. A multi-disciplinary artist-educator, Emily has worked in a variety of arts and community based settings including: recreational dance classes, Planned Parenthood Ottawa’s Insight Theatre, summer camp and outdoor education programs, GeriActors and […]

    dance partner specialist

  • Geneviève Beaulieu

    Geneviève’s sociological interest in religions and cultures brought her to India where she discovered the beauty of Indian classical dance. After training for ten years, she has created her own delicate interpretive dance style taking from various traditions and movement practices. She joined Propeller in 2013 and has assumed various roles from teacher and guest […]

    teacher, dance partner specialist, guest dancer

  • Geneviève Sirois-Leclerc

    Geneviève joined Propeller Dance in 2014 as a Dance Partner Specialist with the Youth class, and has since joined the co-teaching teams in the Children’s and Youth programs. Before completing her degrees in Health sciences and Master’s in physiotherapy, Geneviève had graduated from De LaSalle high school’s dance program,  trained in the Professional Contemporary Dance […]

    Teacher

  • Geoffrey Dollar

    Born in Winnipeg and raised in Ottawa, Geoff has grown up in an artistic environment which always supported and encouraged his involvement in the arts. His background comprises of Ballroom/Latin dancing, gymnastics, aerial silks, as well as playing the piano. He graduated from De-La-Salle High School with a Specialist High Skills Major in dance, and is currently studying at […]

    guest dancer, teacher

  • Jessie Huggett

    Jessie began taking classes with Propeller Dance in 2005 and has been performing with the company since it began in 2007. Before joining Propeller, Jessie danced and performed with the Dandelion Dance Company and received recognition and awards for her dance, choreographic, and advocacy work, including the Jane Cameron Award (2005), the Spirit of the Capital […]

    COMPANY DANCER (2007-present), Teaching Assistant

  • Kira Zanyk Davey

    Kira joined Propeller Dance in September 2014 as a Dance Partner Specialist in the Wednesday Adult Class and the Sunday Youth Class. After training in the Professional Ballet Programme at the School of Dance and completing a Summer Intensive Program in contemporary dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Kira has enjoyed the opportunity to […]

    dance partner specialist, social media

  • Moni Hoffman

    Moni has been dancing with Propeller Dance since 2008. As one of three choreographers selected for Propeller’s Emerging Choreographer’s Program, Moni received training to create, produce, and dance her original piece Behind the Mask. Moni also delights in using both dance and choreography in her worship of God both at home and in church. For […]

    COMPANY DANCER (2008-present), Teacher

  • Paul Dupont

    Paul began dancing in earnest after being dragged into a mosh pit in 1986, but five years later he fell in love with it during a LaLaLa Human Steps performance. Since then, he’s been encouraging everyone who will listen to dance more. It was inevitable that he join his passion with Propeller’s.

    dance partner specialist