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.
Her philosophy focuses on three key elements: body, breath, and voice. We are given all three, but so often we only focus on one. 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.