Ashley Caraway has been training formally for the past 20 years in Acro , Jazz , Tap, Modern , Ballet , West African , Gymnastics and Ariel dance styles. She knew dance was her calling and decided to continue her passion and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tampa in Applied Dance and Dance Education.
She began her formal training within the Tampa based studio, All American Dance Factory along with cross training in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading. At UT, Ashley built her name and reputation as a lead choreographer for their Dance Happening performances as well as having her work showcased. She also has been featured in works that have been showcased in the Gasparilla Fringe Festival, The Toronto Film Festival and the Trinidad/Tobago Film Festival. Today she teaches Creative Movement under Beth LaBaren Root and is a NPC bikini competitor with Optimum Bikini in Tampa. Ashley is looking forward to strengthening her skills with Tampa Modern Dance Company and as always, Doing it With Love. Ashley is excited to share her love of dance with students at DEA.