Ashlé Dawson is best recognized from when she captivated America as a Top 4 finalist on FOX’s smash TV show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, but her experience dancing stretches far beyond that of her versatile performances in Season 1. With 10 years of teaching experience under her belt, after her appearance on SYTYCD,
Ashlé continued on traveling the world as an internationally acclaimed and respected performer, choreographer, and instructor while being based in Los Angeles. This fall season 2010, look for Ashlé on MTV's "MADE," where she will be appearing as herself , the "Latin Dance Coach." One of her most prestigious accomplishments was having the honor to perform with the prestigious Cirque Du Soleil this past year. You may have caught Ashlé on other popular TV shows including “American Idol Gives Back,” “America’s Got Talent” as a featured dancer, and many award shows including the Latin Grammys and Latin Billboards.
Ashlé is currently dancing with the new latin artist sensation, Prince Royce. You can see her in the "Stand By Me" video as well as performing with Royce in "Los Premios Juventud" on Univision. Dawson has been blessed to share the stage with many incredible artists including Don Omar, Victor Manuelle, Gloria Estefan, Andre 3000, Zion, Mickey Rooney, Olga Tannon, Flex, Wisin y Yandel, Aventura, Fonseca, and Juelz Santana to name a few. Ashlé has become a favorite guest performer and instructor in countries such as Singapore, Colombia, Chile, Switzerland, Cyprus, Venezuela, El Salvador, Mexico, and all over South and Central America and Puerto Rico.
Across the United States, Ashlé has rapidly become an in demand choreographer for corporate companies, resident shows, dance festivals, and schools. Dawson is currently working as a part time resident instructor and choreographer in Costa Rica. Ashlé’s work is unique and extremely identifiable to say the least, incorporating a distinct movement and fusion of styles ranging from Contemporary, Lyrical, Salsa, Hip Hop, Jazz, African and Afro Cuban, Reggaeton, Waackin, Popping, and many others, all with a strong extensive background in Ballet.
Though Ashlé has garnered herself numerous opportunities teaching around the world, she has never ceased to maintain a certain humility that has become her trademark. Now having returned to her home city, NYC, she regularly spends her time learning new styles and perfecting old ones, searching tirelessly for new and unique forms of artistic expression through dance. Her extensive training and versatility make her one of the most in demand choreographers and adjudicators of her generation. Her workshops are beyond inspirational and leave dancers with a deeper fulfillment of their passion for dance, giving more than just a combo.
Ashlé is the proud director of Ashlé & Co., a pre-professional dance company based in NJ and is also the Co-founder of "IF" The Intensive. Ashlé has a passion for teaching any who are hungry and willing to learn. She shares the knowledge and experience she has gained over the years in hopes to draw out the full potential in young passionate dancers around the world. Keep respecting and breaking boundaries!
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