Ashlie has spent 26 years with SEADAC as a dancer, later a teacher and choreographer and now Artistic Director. Ashlie received her training at The Dothan School of Dance and then moved to New York City where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College.

She was awarded “The Gold Key Choreography Award” presented to only one senior each year. She has won the Monticello Award for her choreography from Southeast Regional Ballet Association (SERBA) and her choreography “Propel” was chosen to close the GALA performance at the 2002 SERBA festival for regional ballet companies. Ashlie’s recent piece of choreography “Chickaboom” was chosen to close the “Gala” performance at the 2009 Southeast Regional Ballet Association’s Festival in May.

Ashlie performed as a “Radio City Rockette” for two years in Nashville and taught for the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in New York.