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Ashley McCullough


Ashley has over 22 years of dance experience. Growing up she trained in tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Dance, with an emphasis in Modern/Contemporary dance, at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

While in College, she toured with BYU's Spring Performance Arts Company of the International Folk Dance Ensemble and later performed and choreographed for the student based modern dance company dancEnsemble. In her last performance in college, she was fortunate to have the opportunity to perform in "Panorama" with the Martha Graham Dance Company. She has danced professionally with Cangelosi Dance Project, Mina Estrada, Code f.a.d. Company, Bellan Contemporary Dance Theatre, Helen Hickey Dance Company as well as in Jasmine Powell's "Shadows Chasing Light" and at Tobacco Road Dance Productions.

Ashley is also a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher and enjoys sharing her love of movement with various levels of movers. She believes everyone is indeed a mover and sometimes that's all we need to 'wake up': a healthy balance of stillness and movement. Ashley's choreography dares to dive deeper than steps organized to music; her choreography emphasizes stories and athletic, organic movement. Her choreographic work has been shown in Durham, NC at Triangle Dance Project's Emergence, in Philadelphia at KYL/D's InHale Performance Series and in Asheville, NC at North Carolina Dance Festival. Ashley and her husband moved to Virginia in June 2018 and they have two beautiful girls. Ashley stays at home full time with her daughters but also continues to perform, teach, and choreograph in the area.