Jezebel, at the Still Point

Ainsley Hillyard


Oct 24 & 25, 8pm

cSPACE King Edward


Part of a double bill

***Note that there is a live dog on stage during this performance.

Ainsley Hillyard (Edmonton)

Obsessed with traveling to the past, an astronaut and her French bulldog, Jezebel, explore the universe attempting to crack the code to time traveling. A tale of adventure, heroism, mortality, and love, it is a modern day Turner and Hooch, meets Space Jam, meets Einstein’s theory of relativity. An interweaving of text, movement, and an untrained French bulldog, each show is a new adventure.

What begins as a fun little sci-fi bit quickly turns heavy and heartfelt… A beautiful, and hard thing to watch. You will never forget it.
— Grace Eccleston, Showbill Canada


Ainsley Hillyard is an Edmonton-based performer, choreographer and educator working in dance and theatre. She earned her Diploma in dance from Grant MacEwan College and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from The School of Contemporary Dancers in affiliation with The University of Winnipeg.

Ainsley is a core artistic member of the Good Women Dance Collective, creating and performing works for the Brian Webb Dance Company, Dancers Studio West, the Dance Made in Canada Festival, TedX Edmonton, The Expanse Festival, The Art Gallery of Alberta and The Feats Festival of dance, among others.

As an independent artist, Ainsley has choreographed for several theatre companies. Select choreography credits include; The Otherand Bears (Sterling Award for Outstanding Choreography) with Pyretic Productions; Ursa Major and Snout with Catch The Keys Productions, 9 Parts of Desire with The Maggie Tree, Jack and the Beanstalk with Alberta Opera and assistant choreographer for Hadestown at the Citadel. Select acting credits include Wish with Northern Light Theatre, pool (no water) with Studio Theatre, Snout and Dead Centre of Town for Catch the Keys Productions, Anxiety with Theatre Yes and Shakespeare’s Will with Thou Art Here Theatre.


Creators/Performers: Ainsley Hillyard and Jezebel the Dog
Director: Beth Dart
Lighting/Sound Design: Beth Dart
Project Consultant: Denise Clarke
Stage Manager: Izzy Berguist

Photo credit: Tracy Kolenchuck