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Ashley Christensen

A graduate of Monona Academy of Dance and Dance Wisconsin, Ashley received additional training at Virginia School of the Arts, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Nashville Ballet and Alonzo King's Lines Ballet, She has danced professionally with Joel Hall Dancers and Jazzworks, and has returned numerous times as a guest artist of Dance Wisconsin. As a Guest Artist for Dance Wisconsin she has performed principal roles in The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, Coppelia, and New Works. Ashley most recently performed at the Samll Plates Choreography Festival in Washington D.C., where her performance was said to have "elevated the festival." Ashley's choreography has been performed at various Regional Dance America Festivals. An up and coming Costumer/Seamstress Ashley has had pieces performed in her custom mad costumes across the United States. Ashley teaches, ballet, jazz and private lessons for Monona Academy of Dance. She works with all age levels from preschool through Senior Company. Her private lessons, technique and performance focused, have helped students imporve both their technique and performance. She has had students finish in the top ten at New York City Dance Alliance as well as the top three in contemporary and top ten in classical variations at Youth America Grand Prix. She also is the primary rehearsal assistant for Dance Wisconsin.