Ashley began dancing her Junior and Senior year at Bend High where she was on the Varsity Dance Team and Varsity Cheerleading Squad. After graduation she coached Bend High’s Dance Team for 2 years. She started teaching at Gotta Dance in October of 2005 and has been open to an entire new world of dance ever since! Ashley has continued to train every year at conventions such as Monsters of Hip Hop and The Hollywood Vibe working with amazing choreographers such as Kevin Maher, Rhapsody James, Nappytabs (her all-time favorite!), Dave Scott, Brian Friedman, Popin’ Pete, Jamal Sims, Marty Kudelka, Tony Testa, Brian Tanaka and a member of Jabbawokeez (MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew) just to name a few!
In August of 2008 Ashley became the instructor of Gotta Dance Studio and Companies Senior Hip Hop Crew. In May of 2009, Senior Crew’s hard work and Ashley’s choreography took home Platinum scores, 1st place in our division and highest overall score for our division!! Ashley’s most memorable event in her life so far was travelling to Warsaw, Poland for 3 weeks to teach hip hop in August 2009! She taught at the Rivera Dance Studio in Warsaw, and taught at a Dance Camp in Kuebjek, Poland near the Baltic Sea! She also got to train with Storm, one of the most amazing pop ‘n lock dancers/instructors Europe has to offer! During her trip she co-choreographed a Levi’s Jeans commercial with instructor, Paul Zajac.