After graduating from Visitation Academy in 2004, Ashley joined the world-renowned Young Americans in Los Angeles, CA. She performed on two international tours (Germany, Holland, Scotland, England) and at the Boyne Highlands Dinner Theatre in Harbor Springs, MI. Ashley was also a principal dancer in “The Magic of Christmas” at the LaMirada Theatre (2004-2007), a backup dancer for Nickelodeon star Ashley Argota, and performed at various industry events in Hollywood, CA. She is also very proud to be apart of a documentary (ft. Mark Walberg) about her Young American tour workshop teaching at a German prison.
Ashley has also performed in over 35 Equity productions at The Muny. She is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association. She has been both assistant choreographer and dance captain on several productions. Ashley is an original member of Muny Kids & Teens. She has worked with Liza Gennaro, Mercedes Ellington, Kelli Barclay, Gemze de Lappe and many others. For the past few years, she has also assisted Mark Krupinski with the Muny Kids.
While living in New York City & Los Angeles, Ashley furthered her dance education at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and The Edge Performing Arts Center. She has studied under the instruction of Doug Caldwell, Suzi Taylor, Traci Stanfield, Mandy Moore, Keith Clifton, Dana Moore, Randy Skinner, Chio and others. Ashley is currently a staff member and master teacher at the Dance Excellence International Dance Festival in Los Angeles. She is also a proud American Dance Troupe alumni!
In 2009, Ashley attended the Paris Fashion Institute and worked at Paris Fashion Week S/S 2010. She is a co-founder of Kdottie Designs (www.kdottiedesigns.com) as well as a blogger (www.lecafedelakdottie.com).
Ashley is happily married to a wonderful guy named Patrick. She works full time at Krupinski Academy of Dance! Ashley has two lovely dogs named Noodle & Holly, enjoys traveling, and has a strong love for the movie Jurassic Park.
In 2016, Ashley became certified to teach gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics by USA Gymnastics Association. She is excited to start a Rhythmic Gymnastics program, at the studio, during this Olympic year!