Right now Ainsley is really interested in collective energy, and making decisions as a group without verbal or visual cues. This session will incorporate some movement and improvisational scores and games that heighten our awareness of other bodies in space and how to navigate with/against them.
Ainsley Hillyard is an Edmonton-based performer, choreographer and educator working in dance and theatre. She earned her Diploma in dance from Grant MacEwan College and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from The School of Contemporary Dancers in affiliation with The University of Winnipeg
Ainsley is a core artistic member of the Good Women Dance Collective, creating and performing works for the Brian Webb Dance Company, Dancers Studio West, the Dance Made in Canada Festival, TedX Edmonton, The Expanse Festival, The Art Gallery of Alberta and The Feats Festival of dance, among others.
As an independent artist, Ainsley has choreographed for several theatre companies. Select choreography credits include; The Other and Bears (Sterling Award for Outstanding Choreography) with Pyretic Productions; Ursa Major and Snout with Catch The Keys Productions, 9 Parts of Desire with The Maggie Tree, Jack and the Beanstalk with Alberta Opera and assistant choreographer for Hadestown at the Citadel. Recently, she created Jezebel, at the Still Point, a performance staring her French bulldog Jezebel.