At age three, Ashley began her training with various dance schools in Virginia before coming to CDP as a student. At CDP she danced with the company for 7 years competing at many competitions, both regional and national. After graduating, she continued her training at East Carolina University receiving a B.F.A in dance performance with a concentration in Jazz. During her time at ECU she performed and choreographed different pieces for the Senior Choreography concerts. She also danced with the performing ensemble, studied and performed at the American College Dance Festival, danced in the 2005 Dance Theatre concert, and served as president for the East Carolina Dance Association. In 2001, she studied at the American Dance Festival from well known dancers/choreographers such as Mark Haim, Miquel Gutierrez, Jeffery Bullock, and David Dorfman. Ashley is excited for her 5th season with CDP!