Ashton graduated from Georgia College and State University in May 2015 with a BA in History and a double minor in Dance and Spanish. She began dancing at the age of 3 and has received training in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, acrobatics, and modern from teachers such as Robert and Jennifer Mason, Tom Ralabate, Albert Cataffi, and Marcus Alford. She competed with the North Georgia Academy of Dance Elite Dancers for 13 years, where she won many awards including Miss Dance of Mid-South Dance Masters Ch. #41. With the NGAD Elite Dancers, she has been able to give back to the community through dance with many performances at local festivals and showcases. She was Lawrenceville’s Junior Miss for the Class of 2011 and received a Scholastics Scholarship at the state program. She has been a part of the DYWGA State Production Team for 2 years. During college she was inducted into Chi Tau Epsilon Dance Honorary and Alpha Psi Omega Theater Fraternity and has performed in multiple productions including Anything Goes, The Birds, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the annual GCSU Dance Minor Concert. She began teaching during her high school years and received her teaching certification in the areas of Tap and Modern from Dance Masters of America, Inc. in September of 2013. Her choreography on the NGAD Elite Dancers has won awards at regional level competitions. Ashton is excited to start her journey with Emotions Dance Company.
Ashton was accepted into Emotions Dance Company in September of 2016 and has performed in the following professional productions:
- An Evening With Crawford Jazz Project- January 2017
- Arts for All Day- February 2017
- Twist: The Throwback Edition- February 2017