May 3, 2021 // Propeller Dance Brings Vibrant Joy to Our Living Rooms for Earth Day 2021 event review by Patricia Allison, The Dance Current 

Patricia Allison reviews Propeller Dance’s virtual Earth Day event: “As far as Zoom performances go, this was one of my favourites. While you may have missed your opportunity to be a part of this one-time show, be sure to keep your eye open for Propeller Dance’s future works, which I suspect will be as warm and vibrant as this Earth Day celebration.” 

February 26, 2021 // Staying Home and Staying Connected episode by AMI (Accessible Media Inc.) TV hosted by Christopher Vallée

This episode features clients and members of local organizations—who provide support to the disability community—about how they’re staying social via online programming while staying home during the pandemic. Propeller Dance is represented by: assistant to the recreation director and teacher, Geneviève Beaulieu; guest dancer and recreational student Ada Chan; and recreational student Taryn Allen.

February 2, 2021 // Dancing Through Differences podcast by Delphine Rule and Access to Education

Propeller Dance Artistic Co-Director, Shara Weaver and long-time Company Dancer, Jessie Huggett speak about Propeller Dance’s performance company and recreational program.

January 15, 2021 // Propeller Dance classes are featured on Sandra Abma’s list on CBC TV News and In Town and Out with Giacomo Panico

Artistic Co-Director of Propeller Dance, Shara Weaver and Co-Teacher Moni Hoffman, speak about the children’s recreational dance classes and about the move to dancing online.


December 18, 2020 // What Lies Ahead? Dance artists predict what they think 2021 has in store By Patricia Allison

Liz Winkelaar contributes to this article as a dancer representative for Propeller Dance.

November 30, 2020 // Propeller Dance group present its annual Community Day performances digitally on All in a Day with Alan Neal

Artistic Co-Director of Propeller Dance, Shara Weaver and Ashley Marsolais, who is a dancer in Propeller’s youth recreational dance program speak about dancing online.

October 20, 2020 // Disability and dance: Ottawa’s Propeller continues to celebrate, promote diversity by Hollie Grace James, Ottawa Matters

An article interview with Liz Winkelaar about her life and career, her choreography Spasticus, Propeller’s professional performance company and the recreational program.

August 25, 2020 // Arts, Culture & COVID-19 by Shelby Travers of Accessible Media Inc.

A 26-minute video exploration of how the pandemic is challenging the arts community in Ottawa. Features Liz Winkelaar speaking on behalf of Propeller Dance.

March 15, 2020 // Istvan Reviews: FLESH & SPOKES/SPASTICUS — DanceWorks | Propeller Dance by Istvan Dugalin

Written review of Spasticus and Flesh & Spokes following a presentation of both works for the DanceWorks series presented at Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto.

March 12, 2020 // Interview with Liz Winkelaar from CBC Metro Morning with Mary Wiens

Audio interview about Liz’s experience with dance and disability, and her choreography Spasticus (7:43 minutes long).

March 11, 2020 // Challenging perceived notions about our diverse bodies: With Propeller Dance with Nicole Hamilton and Thom Allison from Turn Out Radio CIUT 89.5FM

Radio show including an interview featuring Renata Soutter and Liz Winkelaar of Propeller Dance starting 32-minutes into the audio.

March 10, 2020 // Propeller Dance defies assumptions by redefining dance by Arpita Ghosal, Sesaya

Written preview article of DanceWorks presentation of Spasticus and Flesh & Spokes and interview featuring Renata Soutter and Liz Winkelaar.

March 7, 2020 // Eight things to do in Toronto this week from The Star

Written listing of Toronto event highlights including a feature on DanceWorks presentation of Spasticus and Flesh & Spokes (see 7th event featured).

March 2020 // Propeller Dance’s Renata Soutter on Dance and Social Change from DanceWorks

DanceWorks interview with Renata Soutter about Propeller Dance, Spasticus, and Flesh & Spokes.

January 2020 // Celebrate Ottawa from Rogers TV

Video featuring Amelia Griffin (Company Dancer and Artistic and Education Assistant), Fahad Sami (Chair of the Board of Directors), and Ernest Daigle (Student), and showcasing footage from Community Day 2019. The video is 7:20 minutes long and hosted on Facebook.


December 2019 // The Wild Life: A photo book that dances magically on every page by Tanis Browning-Shelp in the Ottawa Mainstreeter

Article about the creation and performance of Propeller’s The Wild Life, and the subsequent photobook by Jake Morrison.

December 2019 // Do You Call Yourself a “Dancer”? by Liz Winkelaar in the Dance Current

Response written by Liz Winkelaar briefly outlining her relationship with dance and her career with Propeller.

November 26, 2019 // Propeller Dance, in Ottawa on Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) this week with Shelby Travers 

Video highlighting Propeller’s dance classes featuring Stephanie McMahon (student), Genevieve Beaulieu (teacher and dance partner specialist), and Liz Winkelaar (artistic associate and dancer). The video includes footage from the Monday night adult class and is 4:21 minutes long.

June 19, 2019 // Exploring mental health through dance on CBC All in a Day

All in a Day host Alan Neal interviews Shara Weaver and guest dancer Surraya Aziz on FRAME OF MIND, the company’s first production on mental health.

June 17, 2019 // Dark Day Monday: On Creating Accessible Arts Spaces by Tamara LaPlante

Article from the New Ottawa Critics profiles Propeller Dance as it explores the topic of accessible spaces for the arts.

June 3, 2019 // Elizabeth Winkelaar “We’re Blowing Disability Out of the Water” by Silva Laukkanen

Elizabeth Winkelaar delivers a candid interview about dance and disability, some of the triumphs and challenges surrounding disability that are experienced as member of an a professional company

May 9, 2019 // Myth-Busting from The Dance Current

Shara Weaver weighs in on some of the myths, or common misconceptions, about integrated dance


October 31, 2018 // Dance, wheelchairs and music by Iain Sellers

On the latest remounting of Spasticus as performed at the Ottawa Art Gallery October 25 and 26, the process and context of the piece.

May 25, 2018 // Kitchissippi Times: Propeller Dance ignites the power of possibility

Profile on the children’s recreational dance classes and its integrated methodology.

March 28, 2018 // CBC Ottawa: Rob Chartier

Company Dancer Rob Chartier’s profile as one of 10 CBC Ottawa Trailblazers. Highlights his work on debut choreography about his Wendake roots.


November 1, 2017 // Apt 613: Propeller Dance soars in tenth anniversary year by Joyce MacPhee

Some highlights of Propeller Dance’s tenth year, including an Inclusive Dance Party and a participation in Canada Day performance for the Prime Minister and the Prince of Wales!

June 23, 2017 // CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning: Propeller Dance company marks ten years with introspective new show

Renata Soutter and Liz Winkelaar on Living the Desirable Life, a piece inspired by the company’s experiences with oppression and barriers.

June 22, 2017 // Canada Scene: Propeller Dance premiere new work at the GCTC this weekend by Eric Coates

GCTC Artistic Director previews Living the unDesirable Life and reflects on the experience of having Propeller Dance at Company-in-Residence.

June 16, 2017 // ARTSFILE: Propeller Dance goes full on full length in new work at GCTC, Living the Deisrable Life, by Peter Robb

An interview with Renata Soutter about Living the Desirable life, the roots of Propeller and where it hopes to go in the future.

June 2, 2017 // CBC News: Dancing in the street, singing wonder women and Westfest this weekend by Sandra Abma

Shara Weaver promotes her celebratory EveryBODY Dance moving sculpture through the Hintonburg community.


June 13, 2016 // Apt 613: “If you can breathe, you can dance” by Lee Pepper

Spotlight on ROAR, a 2016 production featuring Circuit, Spasticus and Umujiat choreographed by Shara Weaver, Renata Soutter and Liz Winkelaar, respectively.


May 19, 2015 // TFO: Propeller Dance – De la danse sans limite (french)

Propeller Danse, une troupe artistique d’Ottawa, intègre les gens ayant des limitations physiques et intellectuelles à ses chorégraphies.

April 26, 2015 // Apt 613: Future of Ottawa: Is a new era of dance on the horizon? by Julie Houle Cezer
A spotlight on the changing contemporary dance scene, showcasing Propeller Dance and the Ottawa Dance Directive (ODD).

February 9, 2015 // Apt 613: The cutting-edge art of Propeller Dance by Alejandro Bustos
Article featuring Shara Weaver and Liz Winkelaar, discussing art-making and turning disability into creative possibility, while also promoting FUSE.

February 6, 2015 // CKCU: Friday Special Blend hosted by Susan Johnston
Radio interview with Renata Soutter about the sold out FUSE show at GCTC. Tune in to Propeller’s coverage at timecode 39:50.


March 21, 2014 // CBC: All In a Day hosted by Alan Neal
Liz Winkelaar dis­cussed her piece Spasticus, pre­sented by Propeller Dance as part of our Emerging Choreogra­phers Program.


December 5, 2013 // Orléans Star: Propelling the disabled with dance by Megan Lalonde
An article profiling the children’s program and its expansion into the east end of Ottawa.

October 2013 // Gumshoe Blog: Push and Push Back: The Engaging Dance of Ottawa’s Propel­ler Dance by Sean Zio
A review of the work-in-prog­ress piece choreo­graphed by guest Tara Brandel.

Summer 2013 // The Dance Current: Elemental by Mer­cedes Deziel-Hupé 
This online review of the company’s show Aqueous was also included in The Dance Current’s July/August 2014 photo essay, Pictures from an Ex­hibition: A Season in Reviews. The Dance Current also featured video excerpts of Drifting Up, choreographed by Rena­ta Soutter and one of four pieces in the Aqueous show.


2010 // Abilities: Shall we Dance?
Profiles Propeller Dance and interviews company dancers Moni Hoffman and Liz Winkelaar, as well as Co-Directors Renata Soutter and Shara Weaver.


October 10, 2010 // Winnipeg Free Press: Propeller Dance troupe to appear at conference
A short review listing Propeller Dance as “Unique and enlightening entertainment”.

June 10, 2010 // Voir: Les chercheuses d’art by Mélanie Rivet (French)
A review of Shedding Light, Propeller Dance’s latest production.  “Une expérience artistique et humaine peu commune, dans laquelle on plonge en toute simplicité, a lʼécoute des autres.”


February 2009 // The Dance Current: Mixed-Ability Performance in Canada by Marie Claire Forté
This monthly magazine published an article on integrated dance featuring Propeller along with other integrated dance artists in Canada.