Ashley Baker

Ballet Idaho Company Dancer

About:

Ashley began her ballet training at Johansen Olympia Dance Center in Olympia, Washington. At age 14, she moved to Seattle to continue her training at Pacific Northwest Ballet School (PNB). She has attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, BalletMet, and Oregon Ballet Theatre. She studied from 2015-2017 in the Professional Division at PNB, where she performed corps roles such as Snow, Flowers, and Hot Chocolate in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Ashley also appeared in numerous PNB School performances, including roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade, as the Waltz of the Hours soloist, and the principal role in Valse Fantaisie. Since joining Ballet Idaho, Ashley has performed featured and corps roles in Peter Anastos’ Nutcracker (Spanish), Raymonda’s Wedding (First Variation), and Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Neapolitan), Edwaard Liang’s Cinderella (Stepsister, Winter), George Balanchine’s Agon and Allegro Brillante, and Lar Lubovitch’s Something About Night, in addition to works choreographed by Ballet Idaho company members and guest choreographers. In February 2020, she choreographed The Known Ecliptic, her first piece for Ballet Idaho.

This is Ashley’s fourth season with the company.