Born and raised in San Diego, California— Ashley has been dancing all her life. As a girl she took every dance class she could find & was first introduced to swing dancing at the age of 12.
She holds a B.A. in Theatre from San Diego State University and The British American Drama Academy. After college she spent years performing in professional musical theatre before landing in Los Angeles to begin her swing dance career.
Ashley began teaching swing at "The Lindy Loft" in DTLA in 2015 and now runs her own studio in Hollywood called "Swingout With Ashley". Her school is founded on equity and inclusion and in her classes you not only learn to dance in any role that suits you regardless of gender identity but also the history of this Black American art form she is privileged to share.
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