AinslieWear founder Ainslie Cyopik was enamored with classical ballet from an early age. Prior to establishing AinslieWear Design, Ainslie danced professionally with National Ballet of Canada and Ballet British Columbia. Throughout her 15 year dance career, she often found the dancewear available didn’t quite fit right or meet the needs of long rehearsal days.
Instead of ‘just making do’, she created a line of dancewear for herself with all the qualities she was looking for. Over the years, her reputation grew as a designer of dancewear clothing that not only looked great, but was also made with a personal understanding of a dancer’s needs.
From Dance to Design
Carrying on her love for the art of dance and a true passion for the grace of its practitioners, Ainslie started a business focusing on her design and development of dancewear on a full-time basis in 1997. Ainslie took the leap from professional dancer to professional designer and with it, AinslieWear was born.
Gorgeous dancewear fabrics are the foundation of the line, with a 4-way stretch, exceptional strength, and durability. AinslieWear leotards fit like a glove and feel buttery and soft. Ainslie focuses on stunning lines that show off a dancer’s hard work. Her time as a professional dancer continues to play an integral part in the design and fit of AinslieWear products.
Today, AinslieWear produces leotards and products, known worldwide for its exceptional design, quality and fit. Our line of bodysuits, skirts, pants, and cover-ups are handmade in Vancouver BC, Canada. Our local cutters, sewers and staff take great pride in making high-quality dancewear.
AinslieWear has become the favorite fashion leotard for class, auditions and performances, worn by leading dancers and students alike.