Canterna Ashley


Classical Ballet / Dancer

A native of Maryland, 22 year old Ashley Canterna is a scholarship graduate of the Kirov Academy of Ballet and winner of the 2000 Junior Youth America Grand Prix. Ashley was also awarded the Silver Medal, the highest medal awarded that year, at International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. In 2002, she received the title “Miss Dance of America” and was named as one of the “25 Dancers to Watch” by DANCE magazine. Ashley competed in the 2002 USAIBC in Jackson, Mississippi with partner Danny Tidwell, where she received the prestigious \\\"Jury Award\\\". She has been a featured soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. Ashley is currently a member of American Dance Artists and Pretty Girls of Dance. She is in high demand as a guest artist, teacher, award-winning choreographer, judge and director. Ashley can most recently be seen in the motion picture \\\"Step Up\\\". Ashley\\\'s student Derek Dunn won the Jr. Youth America Grand Prix in NYC 2008. She is the Director of the Maryland Festival Ballet.

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