Ashley Franco was born on October 9, 1989 in Hollywood, Florida. Her passion for dance started when she was just 6 years old. She studied; Ballet, Modern Tap, Jazz and Contemporary. Her strengths in both Jazz and Contemporary have gotten Ashley national dance awards as a soloist and in group dances as well. Prestigious institutions like FLORIDA DANCE MASTERS IN TAP; have awarded Ashley with scholarships. The University of Arizona presented her with a summer internship in Jazz. She has had the pleasure of training with David Parsons and Jon Leher.
She has had TV appearances on the Latin station Univision & shows like; The Daily Buzz mornings show segment of “So you think you can dance”, and “El show de Christina” as a backup dancer for Lilly Ponce. She has also danced in a feature film “RENEE”. Most recently Ashley made her debut in a Music video, as she was asked to dance for Hip-Hop Artist and Rapper NIKO IS/ NU South Productions.
She has had the privilege to be part of a local improve contemporary dance company called: NAO DANCE COLLECTIVE in Orlando FL, which has changed her former perspective and mentality on dance. This experience with NAO has molded Ashley into who she is today as a dancer, and she has Linda Eve Elchak founder of NAO Dance to thank for that. Ashley has been Linda’s apprentice for the past three years and she assists Linda in dancing and choreography. Ashley believes that with Linda she has learned all that has made her a great teacher and an even better dancer.
She is eager to share her knowledge and passion for dance with her students, and she wishes to inspire, to train, to perform and to live the dance-language through the moments and movements with her students and for her students.
“WORK HARD. DANCE HARDER <3” –Ashley