staff member AshleighPowell

Ashleigh began her ballet training in Ottawa at the Kanata Ballet School. In 2009, she graduated from Canada's National Ballet School's Teacher Training Program with Distinction. During her training at the NBS she obtained her teaching qualifications with the Cecchetti Society of Canada, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, and the Royal Academy of Dance – as well as her Advance II dancing qualifications from all three organizations. Ashleigh is the recipient of both the Carole Chadwick Award and the Betty Oliphant Award for teaching and holds an Honours Degree in History and Sociology from the University of Toronto.

In addition to teaching, Ashleigh works as a choreographer. She spent three years as the choreographer-in-residence at the Toronto Youth Theatre and her choreography has also been featured at Hart House Theatre (Hamlet, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Equus, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Great American Trailer Park Musical), The Classical Theatre Project (Macbeth), Canopy Theatre (As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Lysistrata) and the Next Stage Festival (Fairy Tale Ending).