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’ The 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. She has choreographed two pieces for Ballet Idaho: The Known Ecliptic (2020) and Six Figures (2021). She has also choreographed works for students of Ballet Idaho and Olympia Dance Center.

 

This is Ashley’s fifth season with Ballet Idaho.

Generously sponsored for the 2021.22 season by Jim and Sheryl Tomlinson.