Ashley Coffin
Ashley Coffin grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and began her dance training at Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice. Furthering her training, Ashley spent summers at American Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Oklahoma City Ballet, and Kansas City Ballet. In summer 2016 Ashley had the opportunity to study under Roser Muñoz and Joan Boix at CDC. Centre de Dansa de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, where she performed Uwe Sholz’s Santus Y Ave Verum, from “The Great Mass”, at the XVII Cita con la Danza Festival in Benicàssim, Spain.
Ashley graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Ballet Pedagogy and a Minor in General Business. There she was a member of the Oklahoma Festival Ballet and Contemporary Dance Oklahoma performing works including Firebird, Carmina Burana, La Bayadère, Rags to Jazz Time, The Nutcracker, Brodie’s Introspection, Tethered, and In the Garden. Ashley also had the opportunity to perform as a guest artist in Human After All with Hartel Dance Group, a modern company based in Oklahoma City.
Ashley continues to explore her interests as a teacher and choreographer. She choreographed Cortex (’16) and We Move Lightly (’17) that were selected as a part of the University Theater’s Young Choreographers’ Showcase, as well as Nova Matí (’16), Rods and Cones (’16), and Five Frames (’17) which was selected to perform at the Festival of the Arts in Oklahoma City presented by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. Ashley is excited for her first season with Ballet Quad Cities.