“Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.” That is one of my favorite dance quotes, it is so simple in words, but it says so much. Technique is important in dance, but without heart your technique is wasted. Contemporary dance combines the technique of dance with our hearts. Throughout this session we will dig deep to find our heart behind the steps that will allow our dancing to soar to the next level. We don’t want to merely be dancers who dance, we want to be dancers who change the lives of others by dancing from our heart.
Born and raised in Morgantown, WV Ashley began her dance training with Kat and Company Dance Studio and Morgantown Dance Studio. Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and her Masters in Performing Arts Leadership and Management both from Shenandoah University. You may have seen Ashley on a Busch Gardens stage during her time as a dancing waiter in 2013 in the show, Mix It Up! She also spent two seasons dancing with Alchemy Dance Project in Morgantown, WV. She served as assistant choreographer to the Morgantown High School Red and Blue Marching Band for four years. Ashley has also choreographed both Morgantown High School and Mountain View High School musical productions. Ashley’s talents do not lie just with dance; she studied piano for twelve years, clarinet for eight years, she is a breast cancer awareness advocate, and she is a self-published author.
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