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               Ashley Stettes - Assistant Director


Ashley Stettes is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Minor in Fine Arts Entrepreneurship. In addition to her many accomplishments, she was named the Outstanding Dance Senior of her class! She is excited to have returned to the St. Louis area and to be the Assistant Director at Devine Performing Arts! Aside from teaching, Ashley is working as a professional dancer with Ballet 314 and has formerly danced professionally with Leverage Dance Theater and Common Thread Contemporary Ballet. During her time at SEMO, Ashley had the opportunity to perform a variety of styles including ballet, modern, jazz, pointe, contemporary, tap, and aerial. She also had the opportunity to be cast by and work with several guest choreographers including Brenna Monroe-Cook from the Limon Company, Cesar Salinas from Giordano Dance Chicago, Jeremy Plummer and Taylor Mitchell. Aside from being a performer, Ashley has had her choreography presented in both main stage and second stage shows at SEMO. She was also selected to set a piece on a group of incoming freshman her junior year and set a piece on some students at the university's first ever dance intensive. Ashley has attended several summer intensives, conferences, and master classes to help further her training. Ashley is a proud member of NDEO and graduated with dance honors through the National Honor Society of Dance Arts. Beyond that, she was a member of the Stephens Honors College and two other honor societies on campus: Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma. Ashley was also an active member of University Dancers United where she served as Community Outreach Chair, Vice President, and President. Ashley is excited to begin her fourth season at DPA, serving as the Assistant Director, Artistic Director of the Danse Arts Company, and Choreographer for the Dazzlers!


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