Ashley Anderson, a young Salt Lake choreographer, has turned this hybrid of performance and architecture into her signature style. – Salt Lake Tribune preview of “dead dog song” at the Ladies’ Literary Club for the Utah Heritage Foundation (2013)
Ashley's work is considered dance, but she is working against visual objects — a projected set of slides — calling forth nostalgic objects to produce visual ideas. - Salt Lake Tribune preview of 35x35 at Finch Lane Gallery (2013)
Ashley Anderson is a choreographer based in Salt Lake City and recipient of the 2014 Mayor’s Artist Award in the Performing Arts. Her recent choreography has been presented locally by the Rio Gallery, the BYU Museum of Art, 35×35 at Finch Lane Gallery, the City Library, the Utah Heritage Foundation’s Ladies’ Literary Club and Urban Lounge as well as national venues including DraftWork at Danspace Project, BodyBlend at Dixon Place, Performance Mix at Joyce SOHO (NY); Mascher Space Cooperative, Crane Arts Gallery, the Arts Bank (PA); and the Taubman Museum of Art (VA), among others. Her work was also presented by the HU/ADF MFA program at the American Dance Festival (NC) and the Kitchen (NY).
Teaching includes: the American Dance Festival Six & Four Week Schools, Hollins University, the University of Utah, Dickinson College Dance Theater Group, University of the Arts Continuing Studies, Utah Valley University, Packing House Center for the Arts, the HMS School, the Virginia Tanner Dance Program, Salt Lake Community College and many high schools and community centers.
Ashley currently directs loveDANCEmore community dance events using the resources of ashley anderson dances (a registered 501c3). Her projects with loveDANCEmore are also shared in Utah’s visual art magazine, 15 BYTES, where she serves as the dance editor.
She holds B.A.s with honors in Dance and English from Hollins University as well as an M.F.A. in Dance from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival program under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield.
Her projects with ashley anderson dances are overseen by Board of Directors: Ishmael Houston-Jones (prez), Aaron C. Garrett, David Marquardt & Ashley Anderson.