Originally from Ohio, Ashley began dancing at a young age at Zahnow Dance Studio. She was trained in the Cecchetti method of ballet, completing her Grade 6. She also had extensive training in jazz and tap, competed throughout the area, and attended Dance Masters of Ohio for seven years. She continued her dance training as a dance major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. When an injury forced her to take a break from dance, she changed her focus and graduated from Globe University for Massage Therapy.
Since then, Ashley has coached for the Dane County Hawks Dance Team as well as for the Oregon High School Dance Team. She currently teaches dance at Synergy Dance Academy. Ashley’s favorite quote is “Learning to walk sets you free, learning to dance gives you the freedom of all; to express your whole self, the person you are.” – Melissa Hayden.