Janet Bradbury has been teaching dance in New Glasgow since 1990, and is the owner and director of Ashlei Ballet School. She is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (Teaching Diploma), a Member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in Ballet, Associate of the C.D.T.A. in Acrobatic Dance, a certified Tumblebugs instructor, and has  completed her Associate in Ballet with the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. Janet also has a Bachelor of Arts (Dalhousie), is an examiner (Classical Ballet) with the C.D.T.A., and is head of the RAD program at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts where she instructs in both the professional and teacher training programs.  Ballet School in New Glasgow.  Dance Instruction in New Glasgow.  Dance classes in New Glasgow.

Shona Duggan has sixteen years of experience in ballet and has passed her Advanced 1 exam with the Royal Academy of Dance. She has studied at the Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington Connecticut and has been awarded a Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarship in classical ballet.

Becky Clark has passed the Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 Examinations with the Royal Academy of Dance, as well as the Grade Eight Award with Distinction. She has her Advanced CDTA and is an Associate of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in Ballet, as well as a BSc Human Kinetics (St. FX) and MSc. Physiotherapy (Dalhousie). 

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Ballet School


Tye Padget holds a  Teacher Training Diploma from the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, a B.A. in Dance Science and Education from York University and the Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Diploma. While her training is focused on ballet, Tirene also has a strong background in Modern and Jazz with experience in numerous other dance forms including Salsa, Contemporary, and International dances. Her expertise extends into the world of Kinesiology where she focused her first degree on healthy practices and prevention of injuries among dancers. While completing her second degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, she developed her own method, Corrective Dance Training.


116 North Foord Street, Stellarton,  NS B2H5G8  902-396-6066            ashleiballetschool@gmail.com