Ashley began dancing at the age of six at Simcoe Dance Academy, throughout the 10 years she danced there; she completed many of her C.D.T.A. jazz, I.S.T.D. modern and R.A.D. ballet exams, joined the competitive team and became a teaching assistant.
In 2003 Ashley assisted in the development of the Parris Academy of Dance where she continued dancing competitively, completed advanced exams and began teaching jazz and ballet classes.
In 2005 Ashley headed to Wilfrid Laurier University where she completed her B.A. in Communication Studies During her four years there she took part in the dance program; Fashion N’ Motion. She began the program as a first year dancer and was hired on as a choreographer for her second and third year. Throughout her fourth year Ashley travelled back to Barrie to teach at The Parris Academy of Dance.
After graduating from WLU, Ashley completed her post-graduate certificate in Corporate Communications while running theatre and dance programs for the Children’s Theatre in Oakville, Aurora, Nobelton and King City.
In 2009 Ashley began teaching part time for The Barrie School of Dance while pursing her career in Public Relations. Currently she is working full time at Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto in the Marketing and Public Relations department. She is very excited to be back at The Barrie School of Dance this year!
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