Meet Luvabull Ashley
Hi, I'm 24, and I'm from Streamwood, IL. I work as a professional model, aspiring actress and a personal trainer. I attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I'm Irish, German and British and sometimes I'm called Bond.
I have been dancing since the age of two being trained in tap, jazz and ballet. At the age of six I had the privilege of dancing with the Geoffrey Ballet in the production of Cinderella at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. In high school I was a member of the Streamwood Pom team and was nominated as captain my senior year.
While attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, I was a member of the Illinettes, the official dance team of the University. My junior year, I had the privilege and honor of being elected team captain.
After graduating from the University of Illinois, I relocated to Orlando, Florida to perform at the Walt Disney World Resorts. I was a dancer in the "Celebrate the Seasons" holiday show at Cinderella's Castle at the Magic Kingdom park.
2007 was my first year as a Chicago Luvabull and there is no doubt that the knowledge and experience I gained has helped me continue to grow as a dancer. I am looking forward to another rewarding and exciting season as a Chicago Luvabull!
My lifetime goal is to achieve success in my career aspirations and find happiness in all that I do.
Three words that describe me are
Energetic, Optimistic and Passionate
Quote to live by
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." -Helen Keller
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow's a mystery, but today is a gift-that's why it's called the PRESENT"
My pet peeve
My claim to fame is...
being in the Julian's Piano Bar commercial and Luigi's House restaurant commercial. It was an exciting experience as well as a great learning opportunity about the entertainment business.
Most people don't know this about me...
I have an addiction to ice cream with sprinkles!
Years on the squad
Two, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons.
Why I chose to be a Luvabull
My primary reason for being a Chicago Luvabull is my love for dance and the thrill of performing in front of a crowd. The hard work ethic of the girls and the outstanding reputation of the Luvabulls organization specifically drew me to this team. The Luvabulls organization also happens to call Chicago (a city with amazing and loyal fans) its home. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity, not once but twice, to dance with the greatest ladies in one of the greatest cities in the world!
There's so many to choose from but if I have to name a few: Transformers, Can't Buy Me Love (with Patrick Dempsey from the 80's!), Overboard and 300.
Optimism—the attitude or the ability to help people see the positive in every situation.
Book I'm reading now
Brain Wave Vibration and It's a Happy Thing
Favorite type of music
Hard rock, alternative and pop
How do friends see you (three words)
After polling all of my friends and family the top three adjectives used to describe me were: bubbly, energetic and spontaneous!
My proudest accomplishment to date is
Graduating with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What is the best gift you have ever received?
The gift of a college education
Advice to young dancers
Follow your dreams and keep your mind and heart open to every opportunity!