Co-Owner & Director of Operations
Miss Ainsley joined the staff at The Barrie School of Dance in November of 2014. She originally began working in the office to offer an extra helping hand to her older sibling and B.S.D. studio owner Miss Alex. Very quickly her role grew and developed into a blossoming partnership and position as the Director of Operations.
Sports have been a part of Miss Ainsley’s life for as long a she can remember. Beginning as a ballerina following in the footsteps of Miss Alex, to transitioning into a multi-sport provincial and national level athlete, and now not only teaching but mentoring young artists; it is evident the world of athletics are a primary passion in her life.
Miss Ainsley began her post-secondary school studies at Laurentian University where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sports and Physical Education. She continued her studies at Trent University where she graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Education. Although a qualified teacher Miss Ainsley always knew teaching in a non-traditional setting was the correct path for her.
During her post-secondary studies Miss Ainsley worked for the Athletic Departments at both the universities she attended. She became heavily involved in athletic and recreation programming. Becoming the primary organizer of all sports and leisure activities for her universities became Ainsley’s primarily focus during the length of her studies.
After graduation, Miss Ainsley began her working career exploring a variety of career paths within the municipal sectors. After a number of years trying to find that “just right” fit, the studio members of The Barrie School of Dance stole her heart. She quickly realized that a labour of love and the opportunity to be a part such a wonderful dance community might be exactly where she belongs.
Although her involvement with The Barrie School of Dance was unplanned, this whirlwind of a ride has been unbelievably rewarding and genuinely life changing. She cannot thank her staff and the B.S.D. community enough for welcoming her so graciously into the B.S.D. family and embracing the many changes her addition has brought. Miss Ainsley’s future goals with The Barrie School of Dance are to help it continue to grow as both a business but also as a pillar for those in our city community of Barrie and surrounding areas. Ainsley is enjoying expanding our musical theatre program, improving our customer service as well as helping Miss Alex make her childhood dream a successful reality.
Besides spending 24/7 heavily absorbed in the dance life, Miss Ainsley is passionate about the outdoors and nature. She enjoys a variety of past times and would consider herself a bit of a jack of all trades. From sewing, baking, and photography; to dirt biking racing, repurposing thrifting finds, and collecting vintage vinyl records, Ainsley likes to dabble in a bit of everything!
Miss Ainsley is overjoyed to be a part of all of the future potential that The Barrie School of Dance and its’ students have ahead of them.
~ Just call me “The Fixer”
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