Although born in New Jersey, Ashley Hammond claims south Florida her hometown. She began her serious training under the tutelage of Dan Guin and Jane Tyree at Boca Ballet Theatre. Under their direction, Ashley had the opportunity to perform featured roles in classical ballets such as Giselle, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Les Sylphide. Ms. Hammond has also had the opportunity to perform in various contemporary works choreographed by Dan Guin, Paula Young-David, Christopher Fleming, and George Balanchine.
After graduating high school in 2012, Ashley furthered her dance training at the University of Arizona. Under the direction of Melissa Lowe, she had the opportunity to perform in classic works such as George Balanchine’s “Rubies” as well as contemporary pieces choreographed by Michael Williams and Jim Clouser. In December of 2013, Ashley was hired by Ballet Rincon to perform as their Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. She also performed in the premier of Doug Neilson’s “If You Don’t Leave Me, I’ll Find Someone Who Will” as a part of UofA Dance’s Color Wheel. Ashley graduated in May 2015 from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Dance along with a Minor in Art History in 3 years. Ms. Hammond currently has worked with Momentum Dance Company in Miami as well as being a dance teacher and competition-winning choreographer at Pine Crest School while freelance dancing in New York. Ashley has performed with Princess Cruises where she met her now husband. She currently freelances and teaches in England.
Height: 5′ 5″