Meet Luvabull Ashley
Personal Trainer, Fitness Blogger (www.chicagonow.com/bodybybond), Model, actress
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Irish, German and British
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.
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, Approachable and Vivacious
Quote to live by
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” - Lance Armstrong
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” - Helen Keller
Bad customer service!!!
My claim to fame is...
Miss Illinois USA 2009
Most people don’t know this about me...
I need to have popcorn and Nestle Buncha Crunch when I go to the movies.
Years on squad
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!
I am a movie fanatic, I have so many favorites. A few are: Dark Knight, Transformers, 300, Just Married and Overboard
My optimism...I help people see the positive in every situation.
Book I’m reading now
Exercise physiology books at the moment. I am a huge fan of the Twilight Series.
Favorite type of music
Pop, Alternative and Hard Rock
How do friends see you (three words)
Bubbly, energetic and spontaneous
My proudest accomplishment to date is...
Successfully throwing out the first pitch at a White Sox and Cubs game this year. They were both amazing experiences that I will remember forever.
What is the best gift you have ever received?
My college education
Actress, host and renowned fitness expert
Advice to young dancers
Follow your dreams and keep your mind and heart open to every opportunity!