2024 Staff:


Alex Elliott (She/Her) – Interim Managing Artistic Director


After performing her own work in New York, Alex Elliott and Hurricane Sandy came face to face. Physically demanding and emotionally charged, her work made it back to her hometown of Winnipeg and beyond. Her dances have been produces in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Halifax. Alex thanks Tedd Robinson for his ecstasy charged commission Logarian Rhapsody. She is the Director of Art Holm, a multidisciplinary performance series in Winnipeg that showcases talented performing artists.

Gaby Ortiz (She/Her) – Research Residency Coordinator

 Gaby Ortiz is a Mexican emerging dance artist based on Treaty 1 territory and member of Mujer Artista, a Latin American group of artists located in Winnipeg. She is is a graduate of the School of Contemporary Dancers and holds a B.A in dance through the Theatre and Film department of the University of Winnipeg. Gaby has worked with choreographers like, Gaile Petursson-Hiley, Rossana Filomarino, Sarah Matry, Paula Blair and Kyra Green, and has had the opportunity to collaborate with The Mariachi Ghost music band and participate in the 2022 edition of the Intercultural Indigenous Choreographic Lab and Banff Centre. Gabriela is the recipient of the “Talentos” scholarship provided by the Mexican government institution EDUCAFIN and the first BIPOC emerging artist scholarship provided by Healthy Dancer Canada.

Nat Sluis (She/Her) – Outreach/Marketing Coordinator

Nat Sluis (She/Her) is a queer performing artist located on Treaty 1 Territory. Her main focus is in Contemporary Dance. She recieved a Professional Contemporary Dance Certificate after graduating the four year Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers. Nat has worked with many companies professionally in Winnipeg including One Trunk Theatre, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Deaf Arts Manitoba, Arts Accessibility Network Manitoba, Fete Jockey, Nuit Blanche, Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Sick + Twisted Theatre, Odette Heyn-Projects and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as well as Young Lungs Dance Exchange. Nat is very passionate about the arts in Winnipeg and Manitoba. She is very excited to now be working with Young Lungs Dance Exchange as the Outreach and Marketing Coordinator.