Ashley Griffin grew up in Florence, South Carolina, where she joined South Carolina Dance Theatre under the direction of Susan Rowe and had the opportunity to perform in many leading roles. At the age of 16, Ashley moved to Boston when she was accepted to Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program on full scholarship. Ashley has attended summer programs at the School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center, Chautauqua Institution School of Dance, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Boston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and the “ART of” intensives supported by William Forsythe in Zurich, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain. In 2018, Ashley was invited to become a trainee with Orlando Ballet School on full merit scholarship, and she was promoted to Orlando Ballet II after one season. Throughout her time with Orlando Ballet II, Ashley had countless opportunities to perform with Orlando Ballet, while simultaneously completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Northeastern University with Summa Cum Laude honors in December 2019. She has also completed Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Teacher Certification. Ashley is very excited to now be joining Dayton Ballet as a company member for her first season.
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