Ashley is from Hull and trained at Central School of Ballet. He joined Northern Ballet in 2004.
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Peter, Peter Pan; Gaston, La Traviata; Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet; Puck and Demetrius, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Nutcracker Prince, The Nutcracker; Edgar and Young Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights; Harker, Dracula; Hamlet, Hamlet; Mark Anthony, Cleopatra.
Creating the role of Beast in Beauty & the Beast.
Where were you born and raised?
Hull, East Yorkshire.
Where did you do your dance training?
When did you join Northern Ballet?
What made you want to be a dancer?
I enjoyed dancing from a young age due to having far too much energy! As I got older it started to take up more of my time and I decided to pursue it as a career.
What would be your dream role to dance be and why?
I can’t say I have a dream role I just enjoy dancing roles that have an interesting journey as a character and something to get your teeth into.
If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?
Who are your artistic influence or heroes?
Being from Hull I didn’t get to see much ballet growing up but from watching DVDs I always enjoyed watching Baryshnikov.
Describe your perfect Sunday morning...
A nice lie in, breakfast and just relaxing.
What would your luxury item on a desert Island be?
What are your favourite places in Yorkshire?
Betty’s Team Rooms, Harrogate, Red Chilli restaurant Leeds and of course the KC Stadium (Hull City's home ground).