March 3, 2016: Performer
Ashley is currently the Arts Learning Director for the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. She is also the Managing Director of Rising Youth Theatre, a company creating new works that are embedded in and reflective of youth voices, and a business management consultant for emerging arts organizations working with young people. Ashley has collaborated with national arts organizations to transform programs into spaces of creative, artistic engagement and personal development, creating arts curriculum in shelters for those who are homeless, group homes, rehabilitation facilities, juvenile detention center, public and private schools. Ashley holds an MFA in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and a BA in Theatre and Business from Wesleyan College, Georgia. She serves as board secretary for VSA Arizona, and is a board member of the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America.