Ashley is a Senior Lecturer in Dance at Roehampton University in London, England where she teaches dance science theory and ballet modules. She began dancing at an early age and trained in the RAD ballet syllabus before attending the University of Calgary for her BA (Hons) degree in dance with a major in ballet. She danced and performed with a variety of Canadian dance schools and companies before coming to London, England to study her Masters degree in Dance Science at Trinity Laban. Ashley is also a certified Pilates instructor and teaches Pilates for her students at Roehampton. She has presented her research at 3 Annual conferences held by the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and has also presented her work at the Dance Medicine and Science conference in Tartu, Estonia. Ashley is currently working with Dr. Sara Houston and Professor Raymond Lee on her PhD research in conjunction with English National Ballet looking into the effects of dancing for people with Parkinson’s. Initial work on this research has been published in Arts and Health and Complementary Therapies in Medicine.