This page is under construction. Biographies and photos are coming shortly – check back soon to get to know our team better!

Some of our past and present team members in action:

Current Team

Board of Directors:

Gemma Crowe

Jason Kirkness

Racheal Prince

Founder & Artistic Director:

Alina Sotskova

Operations Team: 

Laura Chapman (Fundraising Coordinator)

Carol Gandra (Photography Coordinator)

Hollie McGowan (Grant Writer)

Eric Venis (Communications Coordinator)

Rachel Zott (Social Media Coordinator)

For artistic projects, Voirelia has a unique team composed of artists from multiple disciplines. Often, scholars in psychology and philosophy are also involved in the work. Here are some examples of our on-going projects and our current collaborators:

Project teams:

Dancing with a healthy mindset: An advocacy initiative for mental health awareness in dance.

 Ian Heckman, Lana Konopljova, Alina Sotskova, Hollie McGowan

Dracula’s Garden: A contemporary dance series of Gothic ballet poems

Rachel Helten, Gemma Crowe, Kestrel Paton, Alina Sotskova

Imaginarium: A new series of dance solos exploring the relationship with self and nature.

 Alina Sotskova, Rachel Helten, Jen Aoki-Bolscoldi, Jenna Kraychy

Artistic consultants: Idan Cohen, Racheal Prince

Business Development Consultant: Ian Cunningham

Voirelia’s works are largely project-based and can range from public lectures to dance performances to interdisciplinary science communication events. As such, we work with many different independent artists, dance and arts organizations (e.g., Broken Rhythms Victoria), scientists, psychologists, mental health clinicians, educational institutions, and community organizations, (e.g., H. R. MacMillan Space Centre). If you are an arts/dance/community organization and you want to work together on a performance art project, gt in touch with us by emailing us at