Ashley Hagler

Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, Ashley began dancing at the young age of three. Growing up, Ashley trained at Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre with whom she traveled across the world performing in Italy and Austria, along with participating in a cultural exchange in China in 2008. She attended Missoula Catholic Schools for her advanced & college prep education but stayed very passionate about dance thus leading her to Juilliard. Ashley spent every summer from the age a 10 attending summer intensive programs to continue to express her art.  Most recently she attended Springboard Danse Montreal where she performed a work by Crystal Pite.   She has been blessed with many opportunities to perform great works at Juilliard including Pina Bausch, Paul Taylor, and Nacho Duato and has traveled with Juilliard to perform in Scotland and Germany. Ashley loves being able to express herself through her art and reach out to others through community outreach performances. So much gratitude goes out to all that have supported her through scholarships and private donations.  After graduation Ashley is excited to start a professional career doing what she lives for. Since the 2014/2015 season Ashley is a member of Salzburg Ballet at the Salzburg State Theatre.