Ashley Lindsey is a choreographer, director, and educator. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). In 2021 he joined the UNCSA School of Dance faculty as a Visiting Guest Professor and currently serves as the Artistic Director of the UNCSA Summer Dance Intensive and Professional Studies Workshop.
In 2007, Artistic Director Carla Maxwell invited him to join the Limón Dance Company. During his time with the company, he performed in theaters across five continents in featured roles in works by José Limón, Anna Sokolow, Clay Taliaferro, Jonathan Fredrickson, and Donald McKayle. He joined the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 2011 and later worked with choreographers Helen Simoneau, Celia Rowlson-Hall, and three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle. Additional credits include the film "Bolden," New York Fashion Week, and national commercials for Target, ESPN, and Skype.
Ashley is a sought-after choreographer whose work has been commissioned by Limón 2, Houston Met Too Dance Co, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Elon University, and UNCSA. In 2012 he founded Ashely Lindsey Dance, a New York City-based contemporary dance company. The company has performed in the Reverb International Dance Festival, Capezio Ace Awards, North Carolina Dance Festival, and the White Wave International Dance Festival.
Other choreography credits include Greensboro Opera's Porgy and Bess. The Miss North Carolina Pageant, movement direction for supermodel Miranda Kerr. And the dance films," "NEXT," "Pantsuit Power," "Volant Matter," Better' and "Triune." Theatrical credits include "Nobody Suspects a Butterfly (assistant choreographer) and Hinton Battle's Dance Dreams (assistant choreographer).
As an educator, he has also taught master classes and workshops throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Including Steps on Broadway, The Limón Institute, Kanyok Arts Initiative, Regional Dance America, ADF Scripps Studios, and Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive.
He served as executive director for Hinton Battle's dance convention "DanzOff." and is currently on the board of Share The Movement, a non-profit organization providing financial resources and mentorship to dance in the BIPOC community.