Modern & Contemporary Dance
Ashley Walton received her early training at the South Dayton School of Dance and later received additional training on full scholarship at the Rock School, Pittsburgh Youth Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago. Ms. Walton is a graduate of Point Park University holding a BA in Dance. While at Point Park, she earned the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts. It was here where she was awarded the Northeast Performer of the Year. She has danced professionally with Atlanta Ballet, Dayton Ballet, and is now on faculty at South Dayton School of Dance and adjunct professor at Wright State University. In 2009, Ashley received the Monticello Award for Best Emerging Choreographer and the Barbara Weisenberger Award for Best Choreography for Aloft. In 2010 she received the Project Tier Award for her work Sudden Impulse. In 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 Ms. Walton also received the National Choreographic Award for the most outstanding choreographic work presented at the RDA Northeast Festival.