Ashley Boyack received her BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah. She began teaching for the University of Utah Tanner Dance Program in 1991. In 2010 she earned a Masters in Arts and Teaching from the University of Northern Colorado. Then Ashley, her 4 boys and husband, Morgan moved to Lawrence, Kansas. She joined the Lawrence Arts Center, where she served as the Artistic Director of the Youth Dance Theater. She also performed as a guest with the 940 Dance Company, created the preschool dance and modern dance curriculum, co-created the boys sports dance class curriculum, and served as the Lawrence Arts Center Dance Education Specialist. In 2016 she was honored with the Sorenson Legacy award for outstanding teaching in dance education. Ashley currently teaches full time in all areas of the University of Utah Tanner Dance program. She also directs the Adults with Disabilities program and works as the Director of Professional Development.
*Due to an injury, Mary Ann Lee is unable to facilitate this year’s Moving Toward Literacy workshop. We are pleased to welcome highly acclaimed dance educator Ashley Boyack in bringing her wealth of experience and knowledge to this year’s participants.