Ashleigh grew up in Bowral NSW where she started her dancing, acting and singing training at The Highlands School of Performing Arts. After graduating high school she went on to complete her Certificate IV in Dance at The Village Performing Arts under the direction of Wayne Aspinall and Jacqui Howard. After this, she continued her training at The Australian Institute of Music under the guidance of Jennifer Murphy and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Majoring in Music Theatre.
Some highlights of her career thus far have been: Stacey Reid in the American TV Mini-Series ‘Reckoning’, Featured Dancer in the Australian film ‘Ladies in Black’ directed by Bruce Beresford, The role of Yosuzumi in the production of ‘Akio’ at The Hayes Theatre, Hero roles in various TVC’s, Choreographer and back up dancer for indie-pop artist Lola Scott, A member of The Rosy Orchestra in The Wiggles ‘The Dorothy The Dinosaur Show’ as well as multiple modelling and corporate dance gigs for various companies.
Ash has been a passionate dance teacher since 2013 teaching children from the ages of 12 months all the way through to adult classes. Ash has always had deep connections in the field of children’s entertainment and education as her Mother is a tap teacher and her father has been involved with writing songs, recording and performing alongside The Wiggles since their very beginnings. It is thanks to these influences that Ashleigh is a proud and dedicated teacher and performer as well as a strong advocate for creative learning in early childhood education. Ashleigh is very excited to join the teaching staff here and is looking forward to teaching and nurturing all of the amazing children and seeing them grow, be inspired and have fun in her classes.
“I genuinely enjoy sharing my love of dance and movement with children and people of all ages and abilities, and I can’t wait to bring some of that fun into the classroom with your tiny dancer”