2015 Create Change Fellow
Ashley is a singer/multidisciplinary artist, whose work explores identity, culture, and biography. As a singer, Ashley has recorded and performed with many artists including Adam Rudolph, Hiatus Kaiyote, Pharoahe Monch, and Pretty Lights. She has performed in many multidisciplinary theater pieces, including an original collaborative theater piece, ‘Unexpected Journeys’, directed by Caroline Jackson-Smith and choreographed by Dianne McIntyre. The piece premiered at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square with Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, ‘why i had to dance’. Currently, Ashley is creating interdisciplinary pieces that invite discussion about identity, culture, and memory, using sound as her primary medium. She holds a B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Vocal Performance, and will be attending Columbia University’s Sound Arts M.F.A. Program in the fall.