Ashley St. John
Actor, Dancer, Singer
CAEA | ACTRA Apprentice
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to purse them”
– Walt Disney

Ashley St. John – has achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance at Ryerson University with Honours, making her a diverse and versatile performer. She is
the recipient of the Theatre and Dance Program Award presented by Nadia Potts.

Ashley shares an extraordinary passion for performing. She began her training at Jacqueline’s School of Dance, at the age of five, as a competitive dancer, in jazz, tap, ballet/pointe, contemporary, acrobatics, hip hop, as well as many other styles. It was here where Ashley discovered her true passion and love for dance and the stage. She continued her studies at O’Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute Performing Arts School combining her abilities into a Triple Threat Performer. With over twenty years of training, Ashley has received special recognition for her stage presence, technique and emotional execution.

Ashley began professional work at sixteen at Canada’s Wonderland. She has had the privilege of working as a performer throughout Canada and on international waters, such as: Mirvish (Sillabub in Toronto’s Dora nominated production of Cats the Musical at The Panasonic Theatre), The Charlottetown Festival – where she was awarded the 2019 Don Harron Scholarship at the Maud Whitmore Scholarship Variety Concert, Drayton Entertainment, Stage West Calgary, Neptune Theatre, The Canadian Opera Company, Celebrity Cruise Entertainment, Les Production Haut-Vol, Contessa Awards, and the Parapan Games. As well Ashley played the role of Arial in The Thirst for Love and Water during the Panamanian Festival (Dora nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble). She has had the pleasure to attend Springboard Danse Montreal and work alongside Proartedanza, Gadfly, Hanna Siel, and Aszure Barton & Artists. Ashley is also a member of ACTRA and has worked on several Television Shows and Films.

Beyond the stage, the dance studio is her second home. Ashley is a certified dance teacher under the B.A.T.D. for both Stage and Ballet and has trained in Acrobatic Arts. Ashley has taught for both the City of Oshawa and Montessori School education. Ashley is often a guest teacher and choreographer at many Durham Region Studios and High Schools, and has been a faculty member at Jacqueline’s School Dance since the age of sixteen.

Ashley is recognized for her work ethic, positivity, dedication, passion and contagious smile. Ashley hopes to pass on her passion, and inspire each and every student to follow their dreams.