The Brass Butterflies Team
In the fall of 2012, the opportunity presented itself to purchase her own studio in Kitchener and she took the leap into entrepreneurship, moving her family to the Waterloo region the following year. The years since then have been an incredible journey. She loves all the amazing people she meets every single day in this business, be they students, instructors, suppliers or fellow entrepreneurs. She loves introducing new students to Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts, and general fitness, and nurturing the incredible community that has developed in our studio.
Heather is a certified Fitness Instructor Specialist with CanFit Pro, certified Pole Instructor through the Canadian Pole Fitness Association, and has completed instructor specific training with the Aradia Fitness Canada, YogaFit Canada, and the US Pole Sport Federation, just to name a few. She also holds as Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from McMaster University.
Katy joined the Brass Butterflies family in May of 2016 when we moved to our new facility in Waterloo. She had never tried pole or aerials before but was intrigued. Katy was heavily involved in athletics, especially soccer, until an injury forced her to stop. Missing physical activity and movement, when she was looking for part time employment, the posting for a receptionist at Brass Butterflies caught her eye. She started learning pole at the same time as she began as one of the friendly faces greeting students at our front desk, and she immediately fell in love. She performed in her first showcase less than two months after joining our family and trained to become a party instructor shortly after.
Lindsay is the Artistic Director of Theatre Arcturus where she co-created, choreographed and performed in WEIRD (Best of Fest 2015 Ottawa Fringe, Cutting-Edge Award 2016 Toronto Fringe), Rough Magic, and the more family-friendly Lumberjack Show. Before Arcturus, she directed STALLED in the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival. After graduating from the University of Windsor’s BFA in Acting program, she trained in aerial arts at the Toronto School of Circus Arts, and other studios in the GTA. As an aerialist she has performed her acts at festivals and events across Ontario, with a brief tour to China in 2015. She loves to bring her experience back to the studio as an instructor; after running a small studio in Muskoka under Arcturus for almost two years she joined the team at Brass Butterflies where she managed the aerial program through a period of transition and growth, bringing in a new curriculum developed by Theatre Arcturus. Lindsay has since moved on to working on a new opportunity with Theatre Arcturus at Lot 42 in Kitchener, but continues to teach classes at Brass Butterflies as an independent instructor.