• Alan Shain

    Alan is a multi disciplinary performance artist working in-stand-up comedy, theatre, dance, and storytelling. He has toured extensively across North America, England, and Australia performing in venues such as the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts and for events such as the Paralympian Arts Festival. Alan is one of the co-founders of Propeller Dance alongread more


  • Angel Araos

    Angel is a Chilean-born percussionist whose career has spanned classical, jazz, folk, Brazilian, and Cuban music. He has performed widely in Canada and South America with numerous ensembles, and has also played for various modern dance classes in Ottawa. Angel is the recipient of a Juno award in the “world music” category as a member of the group “Ancient Cultures.” Withread more

    Composer, Musician

  • Dominique Saint-Pierre

    Dominique has been composing and performing music and sound design for dance, theatre, and TV for most of his life. He loves to create an organic mix of keyboards, traditional percussion, voice, and electronics. He’s toured North America and Europe with his bands, as an accompanist, and with projects like Propeller Dance, Le Groupe deread more

    Composer, Musician

  • 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 guestread more

    teacher, dance partner specialist, guest dancer

  • 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 atread more

    guest dancer, teacher

  • Jesse Stewart

    Jesse is an award-winning composer, improviser, percussionist, visual artist, instrument builder, researcher, writer, and educator, dedicated to reimagining the spaces between artistic disciplines. As a musician, he works primarily in the areas of jazz, new music, and free improvisation. Jesse is currently a member of Stretch Orchestra (with Kevin Breit and Matt Brubeck), a group thatread more

    Composer, Musician

  • Mark Rehder

    Most of the time you’ll find Mark hunched over his drums and various devices creating music for the Propeller dancers, and he also does tech work (sound, lights, music) for the school workshops and performances. Outside of Propeller, he is involved in various musical endeavours such as the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, the orchestra for Orpheusread more

    Composer, Musician, School Shows

  • Mike Essoudry

    Mike as been involved with Propeller Dance since its inception and for several years before that with Danceability.  Most often with Propeller, he can be seen composing and performing for our Wednesday adult class, and from time-to-time with the children’s class and at our community events. He is an active drummer with many different groups in the Ottawaread more

    Composer, Musician