Ashley Marinelli
Brooklyn, NY
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Ashley Marinelli

Ashley M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ballet and Pointe work also!

About Ashley M.

I'm a professional dancer and choreographer with a degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

I've danced for Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, Shakira, Shangela, the Walt Disney company, and the team that created Hamilton. I do a TON of musical theater and judge lots of dance competitions. When I'm not teaching private lessons, you can find me teaching at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center and at dance conventions all over the world!

Whether you are looking to gain a new skill, or sharpen an old one, I pledge to be with you the whole way! I specialize in Ballet/Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Modern, Contemporary, Improvisation, Hip Hop, Jumps & Turns and dance competition prep. Absolute beginners to professional dancers all welcome.

Other than dance, I'm obsessed with my puppy, the color yellow, and groan-worthy dad-jokes. If you choose to take lessons with me, I promise progress, good music, and an individualized syllabus to help you achieve your goals.


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5 Reviews
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This summer, Ashley has been working with my daughter on Chicago choreography in preparation for auditions. She is a fabulous teacher and has been very easy to schedule and communicate with. My daughter enjoys her lessons with her. Highly recommend!

Posted Jul 25, 2021
Belinda and Daniella
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Miss Ashley is quickly and diligently finding the gaps in my 12yr old daughter's Tap/Jazz training! Ashley is intelligent, energetic, observant and is quick to clarify what she means verbally. She can superbly demonstrate in minute details the technique of any movement being discussed. Refreshing. :) Every minute with her is a learning moment. We've seen in 3 lessons that she can fuse genre or she can approach them from the purist's perspective, and she can review choreography and offer guidance in an age appropriate manner. My daughter is already looking much cleaner in her technique than she, herself, thought possible. Hope. You're in excellent hands with Miss Ashley. For the hesitant, she's no doubt worth the rates she quotes for an individual lesson. If you want to get A to B, this is your teacher. Come to her with an agenda, and she'll help you get through it. My child loves her. Good luck and Keep Dancing!

Posted Feb 26, 2021
Belinda T.
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Miss Ashley is a breath of fresh Dance Education/Instruction air. She's energetic, fun and timely. She gets to the point. My daughter is thoroughly taken with her dance education approach and minute movement dissection and correction. We are coming out of Saudi, where dance is shunned and every camp Dance instructor is a volunteer parent with time on their hands, and into refresher Tap lessons with Miss Ashley. It's like night and day, at the very least. LOL! THANK YOU for your help in filling in her egregious Tap gaps while we are on Covid Evacuation to the US. We look forward to exploring other genre lessons with you in time, where possible. Any student would be in excellent hands with you.

Posted Feb 8, 2021
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My 12 year old son thoroughly enjoys dancing with Ms. Ashley! He has taken her Musical Theater, Jumps and Turns, and Tap classes online. She has taken special effort to get to know my son and help him hone in on strengths, diagnose specific issues and improve those weaknesses. I have seen improvements in the quality of his movement and haven’t seen him dance this well before. As an added bonus, he comes away from each lesson knowing more about the history of each different type of dance along with a deeper understanding of the purpose behind each movement. Ms. Ashley has a special ability to make the dance “click” by providing a brain/body pathway connection that has helped my son learn many new things easily and quickly. Her choreography is so much fun and fresh and tailored to perfectly fit my son’s specific goals. Ms. Ashley brings so much energy and knowledge to each lesson! My son couldn’t be happier!

Posted Feb 1, 2021
Marc L.
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Posted Jun 14, 2021

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Playwright and Choreographer
Jan 2017 - Present

The True and Unquestionable Account of One Joseph E. Snodgrass

Playwright and Choreographer a new digitally immersive play, called "The True and Unquestionable Account of One Joseph E. Snodgrass". Headed towards a new-works showcase in 2022. Currently looking for investors and/or producers.

Director and Choreographer
May 2020 - Jan 2021

Princeton University

Director and Choreographer of a feature musical comedy film, with Brooke Shields. Shot all over the world in the middle of a global pandemic. Produced by the Princeton Triangle Club.

Dance Educator
Jan 2019 - Mar 2020

Peridance Capezio Center

Staged work for International Students via the PLUNGE program, and was a guest teacher at the Peridance Summer Intensive, in addition to hosting open classes.

Choreographer, Tour Director
May 2019 - Jan 2020

Princeton University

Choreographer and Tour Director of "Once Uponzi Time", an original musical that premiered at the Tony-Award-Winning McCarter Theatre Center in November 2019, then toured the US. Produced by the Princeton Triangle Club.

An American in Paris
Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

Music Theatre Wichita

Associate Choreographer of "An American in Paris" at Music Theatre Wichita", starring Clyde Alves, Julie Eicher and Ben Fankhauser.

Associate Director and Choreographer
Jan 2017 - Jan 2019

Tuacahn Center for the Arts

Associate director and choreographer for several shows, including the regional premiere of "Newsies", "When You Wish" and the world premiere of "Fairy Tale Christmas".

Associate Choreographer, Assistant Choreographer, Dancer, Actor
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018

Ogunquit Playhouse

Associate Choreographer for the regional premiere of "An American in Paris", which went on to win multiple IRNE awards. Performer in "Mary Poppins" and Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain/Ensemble for "West Side Story".

Film Choreographer
Jun 2017 - Jun 2017

Brooklyn College - Feirstein School of Graduate Cinema

Choreographer of a 1-shot, short film/promo for the Brooklyn College Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.


Dance (BFA)
Sep 2006 - May 2009

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Dance Performance
May 2008 - Sep 2008

Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD)



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Best Choreography
Jul 2018

IRNE Awards

Helen Hayes Award Nominee
Jul 2013

The Helen Hayes Awards


Actors' Equity Association
Dec 2014
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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