Yvonne Coutts, Artistic Director
Yvonne Coutts is the Artistic Director of Ottawa Dance Directive and resident choreographer of Compagnie ODD. Her new works for the company have been featured at numerous national festivals and for many local events and performances. As an independent, she received the Bonnie Bird Choreographic Award and the commissioned work toured Europe, Asia, and the USA. Yvonne was a company member of Le Groupe Dance Lab for a decade and associate director for several seasons. She has presented work nationally and received commissions from artists across Canada including Four Chambers Dance Project, Dancemakers, and BoucharDanse. She is a faculty member of The School of Dance Professional Contemporary Programme and was the 2015 recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award.