Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Ashley began her dance training when she was four years old. At 12, she was accepted to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Professional Division, and studied there for six years until her graduation in 2001. Ashley made her professional debut with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in the fall of 2001, and had the opportunity to perform ballets such as “Giselle”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, “Swan Lake”, and “The Nutcracker” during her time there. In 2002, Ashley had the honour of performing for HRH Queen Elizabeth II, during Her Majesty’s celebration of her Golden Jubilee.
Ashley has performed in New York City as a Soloist with Eryc Taylor Dance, The New Dance Group, Janusphere Dance Company, Terra Firma Dance Theater, and Continuum Contemporary Ballet, in Connecticut with The Connecticut Ballet, in Toronto with Ontario Ballet Theatre, and as a Principal with Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.