A native of New Jersey, Ashley Concannon studied at Princeton Dance and Theatre Studio under the direction of Susan Jaffe and Risa Kaplowitz. In 2006, she was accepted into Orlando Ballet’s second company under the direction of Bruce Marks. She received additional instruction attending summer intensives with Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, as well as individual coaching with Cynthia Gregory, Karin Averty and Roy Kaiser. In 2008, she returned to New Jersey to perform as a guest artist in American Repertory Ballet’s production of Nutcracker.
Ashley has been a company member of Columbia City Ballet since 2009. She has performed in the role of “Mina Harker” and “The Leopard Maiden” in Dracula: Ballet with a Bite, “The Fairy of Generosity” and “The Silver Fairy” in The Sleeping Beauty, and her favorite, “Blackbird” in Beatles The Ballet. She has also performed various roles in productions of Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, and many more!
Ashley is also a professional photographer specializing in dance photography. She is the photographer of the Facebook page “Through the Dancer’s Eyes,” which highlights a behind-the-scenes look at the life of professional dancers.