Ashley graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2012. He then went on to gain his Master degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance as a member of Transitions Dance Company. Since graduating, he has worked with a number of choreographers and companies, such as Lea Anderson, James Wilton, Jordan Massarella, Zoie Logic Dance Theatre and C-12 Dance Theatre among others.
Ashley started working with Luke Brown on the initial creation of Second Self and has since been involved in a number of projects with LUKE BROWN DANCE. In 2014 Ashley created Pitch. a platform for emerging dance artists to showcase their work, and in 2015 co-produced the first ever Pitch. event alongside Luke Brown and Ellie James at South Hill Park Arts Centre.