Welcome to True Art Dance Academy
Mission B.C's premier competitive dance studio, where the art of dance is our passion. We develop well rounded highly skilled dancers, teaching them proper technique,movement,and performance while helping them find their inner artist. Dance is not only a beautiful art form but a discipline of learning you can take with you to apply to anything you do in life. We offer levels from Rec to Highly Competitive to meet your dance needs.
Ailsa began dancing at the early age of 3. By the age of 5 she was the first person ever to have won all four trophies at the Surrey Festival of Dance in her age category, And by age 10 she was the youngest member of B.C’s championship dance team. Ailsa has danced and competed all over Canada and the US.
She is trained in various genres of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Highland. Ailsa has had the honour of training with some of the industries leading choreographers and teachers. Her knowledge of the industry is a huge asset for True Art, with her family being studio owners in the fraser valley for 20 years before retiring.
Ailsa has been teaching for the past 18 years. She is one of the most well rounded but humble teachers/choreographers in the industry. She has created pieces for multiple opening ceremonies such as Rugby 7’s, Harlem Globetrotters and commercial ads for large companies like, Nissan. Ailsa also choreographs many local and charitable events. Her pieces have won many awards that include numerous top choreography awards, receiving 20 in the last 2 seasons alone and 2 years in a row has been named Synergy choreographer of the week, among others. Ailsa has numerous top 10 soloists, duos and groups in Canada and the U.S. and Provincial reps in B.C. She has also produced dancers that have been in T.V. series,music videos,commercials and has mentored many students that have now become successful teachers/choreographers themselves.
Most importantly Ailsa creates a warm family style environment with students. She nurtures and promotes the love and passion of dance in every class. From technique to performance, Ailsa has a way of bringing it out of her students.
Gabby started dancing at the young age of 5. She started her training in ballet and then quickly added Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Theatre, Acro,and Hip Hop.Over the years gabby has competed in Canada and the US as part of top awarded group dances as well as soloist sucess.
Through her dance career gabby has performed in Commercials, Music videos, and most recently was a part of the opening performance for the Harlem Globetrotters.Gabby Continues to attend conventions to keep up with what's new in the dance world.
As a Teacher Gabby has been Highly trained in all aspects of Teaching and Choreography under the guidence of Ailsa Daley for 5 years.She has consistently put out top scoring choreography and has won choreography awards every season since she began teaching. Gabby loves every thing dance and brings that passion to her classes.
Bill Daley -
Hip Hop /Jazz/Lyrical
Damaris started dancing at the age of 4. She is trained in Ballet,Hip Hop,Lyrical,Contemporary,Jazz,and theatre. Through her dance career Damaris competed in Canada and the US as part of top placing groups, duos, and also top placing solo success. She Has Performed at the Harlem Globtrotters half time show as well as many other events. Damaris always impressed her teachers with her original style , attention to detail and creativity.
As a teacher Damaris has trained under Ailsa to become a successful award winning choreographer . In class she is calm ,caring and has a fine eye for detail and style.She loves to harness children's natural talent to bring forth their own creativity and style.
Brittany Grant- Teacher/
Brittany Grant is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and acrobat, based in the Vancouver/Fraser Valley area. With 10 years of competitive dance training, Brittany has lived in NYC for 3 summers and 1 year taking her dance career to the next level, training at the Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz and Contemporary program. And is now training at the Circus Lab in Langley BC in their Artist Preparatory Program, as well as teaching acrobatics and dance at various facilities. She is certified in Acrobatic Arts module 1 and 2, International Dance Teaching Standards module 1, along with many workshops, hoping to spread her knowledge and tricks around the Lower Mainland.
True Art Teachers Training Certification
Our Mentoring Program was designed for students that would like to one day become dance teachers/choreographers.Over the years the student will spend time assisting,studying and receiving invaluable knowledge of the dance world from our highly experienced, award winning, teachers/choreographers.