Meet our Staff
Ms. Ansleigh Williams
Ms. Ansleigh has the dream job of owning and directing her own studio. Pointe of Grace Dance has given her the opportunity to influence hundreds of girls through the art of dance. Her desire is to see young ladies pursue their dreams in a world of limitless opportunities. Since the age of two Ms. Ansleigh has been in ballet shoes following her own dream of being a ballerina. Through studios such as Buford School of Ballet, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, Brenau University, and Ballet Magnificat Ms. Ansleigh has performed and trained with our state’s finest. Performing lead roles on the Infinite Energy Center's grand stage, Ansleigh fell in love with the theatre and takes her own ballerinas to Buford Community Center's stage. Ms. Ansleigh is proud of her work in high school as she was assistant choreographer to Jefferson High School's Musical "Legally Blonde". Ms. Ansleigh is currently participating in the upcoming Miss Georgia Pageant where she will dance en pointe and hopefully have the opportunity to perform on the Miss America stage.
Ms. Ashley Hosty
Ms. Ashley is from Hoschton, Georgia. After ending a long career in travel soccer, she started dancing at the age of thirteen, and quickly gained a deep appreciation for the gift of ballet. She is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and pom. She trained at Buford School of Ballet, where she grew a deep appreciation for ballet as a form of worship, as well as Mill Creek High School where she had the opportunity to learn and grow in many different styles of dance. She is currently pursuing an Elementary Education degree at the University of Georgia, however, she is thrilled that she also has the opportunity to teach ballet and instill the passion of ballet that was given to her by her wonderful teachers in students here at Pointe of Grace!
Ms. Lauren Forbes
Ms. Lauren has been dancing for sixteen years. She trained at Buford School of Ballet for most of her life in addition to Dance FX and Mill Creek High School. She has trained in many dance genres such as ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop, but ballet is where she thrives the most. Ms. Lauren is passionate about seeing children succeed and is working to make her career as she studies Elementary Education at the University of Georgia.
Mrs. Ashley Swayne
Mrs. Ashley has been dancing ever since she could walk. Most of her dance training was spent at Sawnee School of Ballet. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz and pointe. Teaching little ballerinas has always been a dream of hers.
Mrs. Mandi Young
Mrs. Mandi dabbled in studio ballet, jazz, and tap at a very young age before falling in love with clogging and hiphop outside of a studio performing at community events throughout the year. She joined a clogging team in kindergarten and then found hip hop while on her middle school dance team and continued these 2 forms of dance throughout her college experiences with Bailey Mountain Cloggers at Mars Hill College and Columbus State Cougar Dance Team. Mandi has continued to dance into her adulthood as a hired hiphop choreographer for middle/high schools, theater departments, and colleges and as an owner and director of her own clogging studio in both Rockdale and Walton county. Joining PGD for a hiphop class is a dream!