Principal Character Artist and Assistant Rehearsal Director
Ashley is from Hull and trained at Central School of Ballet. He joined Northern Ballet in 2004.
Learn more about Ashley
Where were you born and raised?
Hull, East Yorkshire.
At what age did you start dancing?
At age seven.
Where did you train?
Joint 3rd place in Dance Europe’s top 100 dancers in 2013.
Favourite Northern Ballet roles
Peter (Peter Pan), Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet), Oberon and Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Nutcracker Prince (The Nutcracker), Heathcliff and Young Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights), Harker (Dracula), Hamlet (Hamlet) and Mark Antony (Cleopatra).
Creating the role of Beast in Beauty & the Beast.
If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?
What is your favourite book?
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein.
What is your favourite post-show meal?
How do you like to relax?
Listening to music and, call me sad but, I really enjoy DIY!
If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?
I never know how to answer this but I’m sure it would be something active.
Production photos taken by Emma Kauldhar and Alastair Muir.