Administrative Team

  • Amelia Griffin

    Amelia is an Ottawa-based contemporary dance artist, active in the community since graduating from The School of Dance in 2006. She is a proud company dancer for Propeller Dance, Tara Luz Danse, Dorsale Danse, and Platypus Theatre, and has presented her choreographies at La Nouvelle Scène, NAC’s 4th stage, and Arts Court Theatre. Amelia isread more


  • Jaime Horn

     Jaime acts as hands-on support for our Recreational Dance Program, fundraising, community events and all things admin. Jaime holds a Masters degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University and has worked and volunteered extensively in Ottawa’s vibrant festival industry.  She is constantly learning from her Propeller family and is proud to be a part of thisread more

    engagement and admin coordinator

  • Julea Boswell

    Julea’s multi-faceted career includes early years as a dance artist and educator, taking her from the east coast where she ran her own studio, to teaching at the School of the Alberta Ballet and Carleton University. Before finding her way to Propeller, Julea also worked with numerous arts and community organizations in marketing and communications as well asread more

    general manager

  • Renata Soutter

    Renata Soutter is Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Propeller Dance. She has dedicated her professional career to socially-engaged dance innovation through creation, performance, community outreach, and education. Her numerous professional creations for Propeller Dance include Drifting Up (2013), Flesh and Spokes (2015), a commission by Dusk Dances Ottawa, and community collaborations with the Ottawa Inuitread more

    Co-Director, Choreographer, Teacher, Company Dancer

  • Shara Weaver

    Shara Weaver is one-half of the creative and administrative force behind Propeller Dance. She choreographs, writes grants, teaches dance, strategizes organizational development and takes the lead on certain projects such as Propeller’s weekly Children’s program for 4-12 year olds.

    Co-Director, Choreographer, Teacher, Company Dancer