Ashley Anderson is a choreographer based in Salt Lake City and recipient of the 2014 Mayor’s Artist Award in the Performing Arts. Her choreography has been presented locally by the Rio Gallery, the BYU Museum of Art, Finch Lane Gallery, the City Library, and the Utah Heritage Foundation as well as national venues including DraftWork at Danspace Project, BodyBlend at Dixon Place, Performance Mix at Joyce SOHO (NY); 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).
She is currently the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Education Coordinator at the University of Utah where she also teaches courses for the College of Fine Arts and the College of Education. Additionally, she teaches courses for Utah Valley University having taught previously for the American Dance Festival Six & Four Week Schools, Dickinson College Dance Theater Group, University of the Arts Continuing Studies, Westminster College, Salt Lake Community College, and many high schools and community centers.
Ashley directs loveDANCEmore community dance events using the resources of ashley anderson dances, a registered 501(c)3. Her projects with loveDANCEmore are also shared in Utah’s visual art magazine, 15 BYTES, where she serves as the dance editor.