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. Originally from Hamilton, Jaime has been in Ottawa for four years now and is proud to callread 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

  • Julia Huffman

    Julia joined the Propeller team to lend a hand for all things fundraising. With nearly twenty years’ experience working in the charitable sector- everything from selling chocolate bars to multi-million dollar grant applications-Julia is happy to use her power for good. 

  • 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 toread more

    dance partner specialist, social media

  • 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