Inspirational dancer, teacher, mentor, entrepreneur.
Ali Loney is the owner and director of the Dance Evolution studio in Sudbury. Her professionalism, skill, humour, caring and kindness are evident in her work with students ranging from toddlers to adults. She encourages all dancers to achieve their potential and continually fosters the development of healthy body images and healthy lifestyles. Through her studio she promotes a spirit of collaboration and co-operation ensuring staff and students are valued and affirmed. Being conscious of both the hyper-sexualization of children and the over-training of young dancers, Ali values the importance of keeping dance developmentally appropriate through both the sophistication of technique and content.
Ali shows great community mindedness being the first business owner to sign on this year to the Dalron Group’s Commercial Real Estate Food Bank Fundraiser. In addition she has been actively involved in fundraising for the Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC) and is a sponsor of the Father/Daughter Ball in support of this organization. She has worked in artistic collaboration with the Sudbury Youth Orchestra and conducts an annual tour of senior’s homes bringing dance to the community.
Named the 2010 Young Professional of the year by the Young Professional Association of Sudbury and recipient of the 2012 Bell Excellence Award’s Venture of the Year by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Ali is already well regarded in the community for her business skill as well as her excellent ability to mentor and guide young dancers. Ali is respected by her staff for her collaborative and creative approach which honours and nurtures everyone’s talents. She treats parents and students at her studio with great respect and displays integrity in everything she does. Ali’s vision and dedication are an inspiration to many in our community.
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