Education Team

  • Jenn Abrams

    Jenn has always enjoyed the arts – from visual to theatre to singing in school, church, and community groups. Her two current passions include jewellery design and integrated dance. She discovered her love for dance eight years ago when she went to her first recreational class with Propeller Dance. She enjoys inspiring opportunities offered byread more

    dance partner specialist, guest dancer

  • 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

  • Sylvain Bouchard

    Sylvain has loved dance since childhood, although at first, it was his love of singing that brought him to the stage. He has performed in numerous stage shows as an actor, dancer, singer, and is also a DJ. Sylvain is thrilled to add integrated dance as another string to his bow and is proud toread more

    COMPANY DANCER (2013–present), teacher, Company Representative on Board of Directors (2017-present)

  • Bella Bowes

    Bella is a core member of the Propeller Dance Company and has been dancing with the organization since the inception of DanceAbility in 2002. In 2011, she performed in Montreal at Studio 303 in Tracked. She enjoys working with children and volunteers as a teaching assistant with the Propeller Dance children’s program. She has alsoread more

    COMPANY DANCER (2007-present), Teaching Assistant

  • Allison Burns

    Allison Burns is a dancer, choreographer, producer and teacher. She is thrilled to be a guest dancer and teacher with Propeller this year. Allison is responsible for initiating and choreographing two new multidisciplinary creations in 2017. She recently collaborated with Odyssey Theatre, and will soon be working with 9th Hour Theatre. She has performed inread more


  • Geneviève Beaulieu

    Geneviève Beaulieu is an interpretive dancer from Québec. Inspired by Indian classical dance, Geneviève uses dance to tell stories, express poetry and emotions. For the past decade, she has been collaborating with sitar maestro Anwar Khurshid promoting cultural diversity and has performed in numerous venues and festivals in Canada, the United States and India. Inread 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

  • 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 at our community events. He is an active drummer with many different groups in the Ottawa area: from folk toread more

    Composer, Musician

  • Moni Hoffman

    Moni Hoffman joined Propeller Dance in 2008. As a child, dance was always something Moni enjoyed, so when a friend told her about Propeller Dance, she couldn’t wait to get involved. Now Moni, along with being in the Company, co-teaches the growing Propeller Children’s Program and loves every minute of it. When Moni is notread more

    COMPANY DANCER (2008-present), Teacher

  • Jessie Huggett

    Jessie is glad to be back dancing with Propeller Dance after a break to heal from strokes and brain surgery. Before joining Propeller in 2007, she toured with Dandelion Dance Company and her work I Am, exploring Down syndrome and inclusion, is included in the I Can Dance a Better World curriculum. Jessie’s accomplishments include:read more

    COMPANY DANCER (2007-present), Teaching Assistant