Liz Winkelaar has been dancing with the company since its inception. She earned a Master’s degree in Canadian Studies at Carleton University, leading to an interest in Disability Art and Culture and to Propeller Dance. In addition to dancing in Propeller Dance’s company, she has taught outreach workshops for Propeller, assisted with the children’s program, and pioneered the Company’s seniors’ program. Liz is the recipient of the Celebration of People’s Artistic Excellence award (2012), and Propeller’s Emerging Choreographers program, through which she directed original dance piece Spasticus (2016, GCTC) alongside choreographer Renata Soutter.