Administrative Team

  • 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

  • Jaime Horn

    Jaime is an arts & culture administrator and enthusiast. Holding a Master’s degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University, she has worked and volunteered extensively in Ottawa’s vibrant festival industry with RBC Bluesfest, CityFolk,  Ottawa Festivals, Ottawa Beer Fest, Fierte Dans la Capital Pride, and more. Jaime wears multiple hats at Propeller includingread more

    engagement and admin coordinator

  • Amelia Griffin

    Amelia is a contemporary dance artist driven by innovation and inclusion. In addition to Propeller Dance, she has performed with Dorsale Danse, Tara Luz Danse, and Platypus Theatre locally, nationally, and internationally. Her choreographic work has been presented at La Nouvelle Scène (‘allied pickfords’), Arts Court Theatre (‘feelers’, ‘UKnadian’), NAC’s 4th stage (‘Having Held You’),read more


  • Renata Soutter

    A co-founder of Propeller Dance, Renata has dedicated her professional career to socially-engaged dance innovation through creation, performance, community outreach, and education. Numerous creations for Propeller include Living the Desirable Life (2017), The Wild Life (2017),  Flesh and Spokes (2015), Drifting Up (2013), a commission by Dusk Dances Ottawa, and collaborations with the Ottawa Inuitread more

    Co-Director, Choreographer, Teacher, Company Dancer

  • Shara Weaver

    After attending the National Ballet School in Toronto, Shara’s “egg cracked” wide open to what dance can be with dance partners with disabilities in Ottawa and through travels in West Africa.  New ways of experiencing and viewing movement always invigorate her – particularly sensory discoveries for performance and multi-genre art. Lately, she is most excitedread more

    Co-Director, Choreographer, Teacher, Company Dancer

  • Liz Winkelaar

    Liz earned a Masters degree in Canadian Studies at Carleton University, which led to an interest in Disability Art and Culture and to involvement in Propeller Dance. She has trained with Alito Alessi in DanceAbility technique, and with Shara Weaver and Renata Soutter since 2005.

    Artistic Associate, COMPANY DANCER (2007-present), Teacher