Butler’s transition from the stage will include coaching Ballet Jörgen’s dancers, teaching at George Brown Dance as well as teaching Bikram Yoga, a certification she received last year thanks to a retraining grant from the Dancer Transition Resource Centre. “I am happy with my decision to retire from Ballet Jörgen Canada and look forward to the many adventures ahead. Dance will always be a part of my life and will always bring me joy. I will continue to contribute to the dance world in any way that I can. I believe very deeply in this art form and the power, magic and inspiration it holds,” commented Butler via e-mail.
Butler’s final performance was in Halifax on April 19th at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. She chose Coppélia as her farewell role.