Ashley has had a lifelong love of dance, and over the years, that passion has funneled into a larger category of movement. Studying Exercise Science at the University of Kansas, while also majoring in dance, brought the science of movement into sharp focus. Ashley discovered Pilates in 2002, after the birth of her first child. She dove into the method by studying with the first (and at the time, only) Polestar educator in Kansas. Since then, she has pursued a wide variety of Pilates training including matwork, apparatus, Fletcher towel work and floor work, barre, dancer-specific training, rehab-based modalities, and trauma sensitivity. She completed her 520 hour comprehensive training through Balanced Body Education.