Ashleigh began dancing when she was 4 years old in Auckland New Zealand after watching a video of the Riverdance Eurovision performance. She trained with schools in NZ and the USA before moving to the UK in 2015 and joining McGahan Lees. Her achievements include becoming New Zealand National Champion three times and placing at the North American Nationals and World Championships.
Ashleigh discovered her love of performing outside of the competitive world of Irish Dance when she joined her first professional show in 2010. After getting a taste for touring, Ashleigh took a break to complete her studies in Business and Marketing before picking up where she left off and touring USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand with various different shows. Her favorite memory was dancing Lead with Rhythms of Ireland in her hometown of Auckland with all her family in the audience. Ashleigh qualified as a TCRG in Dublin in 2017.
She looks forward to being able to pass on her experience and love of dance to her students, working alongside the other McGL teachers and all their dancers.