Ashton Smith grew up in California’s central valley and began dancing at the age of seven. Her passion for ballet was evident at an early age, becoming her foundation for other dance styles. Ashton was trained in many styles growing up including ballet, tap, jazz, modern and contemporary and found that ballet and contemporary were her favorites. While in college, she performed with the Portable Dance Troupe and Contemporary Dance Ensemble at California State University, Fresno. Throughout her undergraduate career she studied dance and kinesiology and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science. She recently moved to the Bay Area to pursue her Master’s degree in Kinesiology. After teaching dance and gymnastics for five years in Clovis, California, Ashton comes to In Motion in hopes to help students realize their passion for dance!