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Ashley Kroft

 
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Fox Fine Arts Center
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Ashley E Kroft
Adjunct Faculty, Theatre and Dance

Ashley Kroft is an interdisciplinary choreographer, educator, and movement artist. Over her thirteen years as a performance artist, Ashley has transitioned from performer to choreographer, receiving her MFA in Choreography from the University of Jacksonville, Florida. Ashley’s impetus for her research began from her competitive dance experience with a focus in the reorientation shift of the competition dancer body, working through the transitional growth from competitive dance to movement exploration. Ashley has won the Choreographic Excellence Award for her piece "Ashes", showcased in Santa Fe, NM and the Iconic Award for her piece "A Million Dreams", showcased in Santa Fe, NM. She has performed and collaborated with Orlando, Fl dance company's such as, Red Right Return Dance Company and DRIP as a Principal performer and co-director. Her works have been accepted and presented at IMMERSE Festival and Orlando Fringe Festival, at which the show she collaborated with "Does That Make Sense", won Best Dance Show Award at the 2019 Orlando Fringe Festival. Ashley has transitioned from Orlando, FL to El Paso, TX where she instructs at The University of Texas at El Paso, UTEP, as dance faculty. At UTEP, Ashley teaches Jazz, Dance Appreciation, and Ballet Foundations, as well as choreographing annually for universities, local dance studios/high schools, and festivals for the mainstage.

KEYWORDS

  1. Dance
  2. Jazz Dance
  3. Ballet Foundations
  4. Dance Appreciation
  5. Choreographer