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Dancer Teacher

Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson

Last updated: June 19, 2024

Through her work in inclusive dance, cross-disciplinary collaboration and broad learning from multiple perspectives, Elizabeth has sought to redefine what dance looks and feels like for herself, and to allow space for others to do so as well.

An independent franco-ontarian dance artist from traditional unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe territory (Orléans ON), she creates/performs/collaborates through connections between people/places/artforms from accessible, intersectional feminist perspectives. An alumni of the Quinte Ballet School, The School of Dance, DecidedlyJazz Danceworks’ Professional Training Program and the Banff Centre for the Arts, Elizabeth has also trained extensively in inclusive dance techniques/teaching through Propeller Dance, Candoco (UK), AXIS Dance Company (US) and Stopgap Dance Company (UK). She was mentored by Tedd Robinson from 2021-2022.

Elizabeth is currently entering her fifth season as a company dancer for Propeller Dance, working on a project with 10 Gates Dancing and was commissioned by Ottawa Dance Directive to create a new duet for their Series Dance 10 in September 2023. She is a member of multidisciplinary group Ghost Rooster Collective, supported by Canada Council of the Arts, the City of Ottawa and Digital Arts Resource Centre. She creates dance works, films and interdisciplinary collaborations that have been supported/commissioned by a wide range of organizations and arts councils, including the National Arts Centre, CPAMO, TACTICS, Théâtre Wakefield, Theatre 4.669, Dark Horse Dance Projects, Ottawa Dance Directive, Free Flow Dance Theatre, Dancers Studio West, Lisbon Dance Platform (Portugal), Skylines Dance & Film Series, HUFF Festival, NextFest and Social Distancing Festival, the City of Ottawa, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council and Bourse Tontine.

Her community practice includes working with Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre, the City of Ottawa, creating and co-facilitating Conversations, a discussion series for and by Ottawa-Gatineau dance artists, and INTERFACE, a research intensive for emerging Adawe-area dance artists. Elizabeth has danced for Ottawa Dance Directive, Allison Burns, Lois Chan, Kaja Irwin, Shara Weaver, Chelsea Passmore, Par B.L.eux, Corps Bara Dance Theatre, Pixie Cram/Tina Le Moine, Tara Luz Danse and The Ghomeshi Effect, among others. She has served as rehearsal director/outside eye for Propeller Dance and Allison Burns.

Upcoming events

  1. Free In-person
     © Kathryn Patricia Cobbler

    Through music and movement, Navigating Tides explores our relationship with water and our connection to the Earth’s ecosystem. This 30-minute “choose your own adventure” work for strings and dance is an interactive performance that invites audience…