Ashlie Carlile believes the arts are an integral part of being human. As a wife and mother, dancer, choreographer, pianist, singer, and teacher, Ashlie believes in reaching for your dreams and sharing the mess and the beauty of life through art. Ashlie is the proud mamma of 2 little boys.
She graduated from Utah Valley University (UVU) with a BFA in Dance, emphasis Modern Dance. While at UVU, she had the privilege to dance with Synergy Dance Company and Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE). While a member of CDE she had the opportunity to perform at the Capitol Theatre with Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, under the direction of Daniel Charon. Ashlie was a member of UVU’s Choreography Club, creating and performing works in the summer. She is also a member of Kinuko Modern Dance Company.
While taking a year off of school to have her first child, Ashlie performed as a choir member with A Voice For Good in productions of Lamb of God (Rob Gardner) and One Fold, One Shepherd (CJ Madsen). Before attending school at UVU, Ashlie began her bachelor’s degree at Southern Utah University (SUU), where she received her Associate of Science. While at SUU she had the opportunity to restage Murray Lewis’s Bach Suite (1956) under the direction of Kay Anderson and Alberto Del Saz. While in Southern Utah, she was featured as a solo vocalist in the Orchestra of Southern Utah and Southern Utah Chorale’s production of Handel's Messiah.
Ashlie hopes to continue to share her love for the performing arts after graduating by continuing to choreograph and perform in her own non-profit company created and designed to give space for people to dance and be a mother/father. When Ashlie is not dancing or singing, she is enjoying the outdoors with her family or found snuggled in a fuzzy blanket enjoying an adventurous novel. We are so lucky to have Ashlie in our dance studio and have her be a part of our dance family.