As a professional director, fight and intimacy director, and teaching artist, Ashley’s real-world experience sets her apart.
She has coached students in stage combat, characterization, and auditioning techniques at the Dallas, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Mesquite, and Wylie school districts, and often leads workshops of all ages for other theaters and organizations, including a six-week workshop at Watertower Theatre in 2017, at Dallas Comedy House, Stomping Ground Comedy Theater, and The JIM Experiment. Through SC Dallas, she leads regular training classes and workshops year-round.
She has led Intimacy Performance, Direction, Consent and Communication, and Best Practices workshops at Dallas Comedy House, Booker T Washington High School for the Visual Performing Arts, STAGE, and at local theaters.
Her performance philosophy focuses on three key elements: body, breath, and voice. Knowing how to use each of them individually is paramount, and learning to combine them is how you get to an honest and effective performance.
Contact Ashley to schedule a workshop!