Meet our Staff

Our Director

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. 

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Ms. Alyssa Beasley

Alyssa Beasley has been dancing since the age of 2 and over the years received many awards Regionally and Nationally for her performances and choreography. She has taught students from around the country and continues to grow in her expertise with new and exciting opportunities! Alyssa was the 2017 Miss Georgia and a Top 12 finalist at Miss America 2018. At the Miss Georgia Competition, Alyssa was successful in winning Overall Talent, Fitness and Evening Wear as well as the Prestigious Floreida Harrell Performing Arts Scholarship to her self-choreographed piece to “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground”. As Miss Georgia, Alyssa traveled the state promoting her initiative, #RiseUp: Impact Through the Arts. Alyssa’s passion is dance and her heart’s desire is to share her passion and abilities with students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the art of dance. Alyssa continued promoting her initiative as Miss Georgia USA 2020 and Top 16 Finalist at Miss USA. Alyssa has trained in many dance genres including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary/modern, lyrical and most recently POM, as she has also served as a Captain for the UGA Georgette Dance Team. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Ms. Carissa Wood

Ms.Carissa has been dancing from the age of 2. She grew up learning ballet as a form of worship then later came to love the technique and discipline. Carissa has taught ballet and jazz to young girls in the area and even over seas. She currently is finishing her degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science at The University of North Georgia and plans to attend Augusta University to peruse a doctorate in physical therapy. Her ultimate desire is to spread encouragement through helping others achieve goals they thought were not possible. 

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