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Ms. Ashlee is a performerchoreographer, journalist, and certified yoga instructor. She holds a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach where she graduated Cum Laude. In addition, She is a 200-RYT with Yoga Alliance after receiving her training through Long Beach School of Yoga under the direction of Ram Bhakt. 

Ms. Ashlee has received training from professional artists Bernadette Alverio, Rebecca Lemme, Gracie Whyte, Laurel Jenkins, Keith Johnson, Lorin Johnson, Sophie Monat, John Pennington, Lisa Johnson, Alicia Head, and Rebecca Bryant.

Throughout the years, Ms. Ashlee has danced with companies Authentic: Grooves and SURGE Dance Company. During her time at CSULB, Ashlee has performed in faculty works by Lorin Johnson, Rebecca Lemme, Rebecca Bryant, and student works by Jasmine Mosher and Taylor Worden.

 

She has attended the River North Dance Chicago Summer Intensive where she trained alongside RNDC company members under the workshop direction of Sara Bibik. She also recently attended BODYTRAFFIC's Concurrent Winter Workshop where she was trained by company members under the workshop direction of Tina Finkelman-Berkett.

In 2016, she had the privilege of performing Rebecca Bryant’s ASKQUESTIONSLATER at the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts for the American College Dance Association’s National Gala in Washington D.C. 

 

In addition, Ms. Ashlee has experience writing for the performance artsspecifically danceentertainment stories, and media design. During her education, she has been published in CSULB's Daily 49er university newspaper several times for the CSULB Department of Dance concerts. She actively writes for the dance blog Spot LA run by Monica Reid where she reports on the thriving LA dance scene. 

Currently, Ms. Ashlee teaches yoga at Casa Ayurveda & Yoga in San Pedro, CA, and aspires to continue working in a performance company, write about dance, teach yoga, travel, and continue her education to attain a M.F.A. in Dance.

 

Recent Posts

Cultural Group Assignment/Grading Rubric

1) Pick a cultural dance or country of choice
2) Watch videos about this culture's dance form(s)
   - (If you would like to try and learn some of the dance from the video to show
       the class you may do so)
3) Each group or individual MUST turn in a one-page double-spaced page of notes on research about culture of choice (name, date and period written in the top right-hand corner)
4) Present to class what you learned about this cultural (maybe show a video or do a little of the dance if you or your group tried learning it)
 
Worth 5 pts
Due Thursday January 24, 2019
 

RIS 2018-19 Hip Hop History Lesson

Hip-Hop History lesson video. Clowning/Krumping section in presentation does have audio, so make sure to listen to the observations about the videos after watching them. Video Links: Planet B-Boy - American Documentary about Breakdance & Hip Hop (Watch the first 5 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmXWmGT1I-M Tutting Example (GEOMETRIE VARIABLE / LABORA3 / AMR SDK ZID) (Watch the first minute): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfDVVJgls34 Clowning Example (Tommy the Clown & the Hip Hop Clowns) (Watch starting at 2:30 and ending at 4:05): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4oba-YwkTc Krumping Example (KRUMP | The Best Krump Dancers|) (Watch starting at 3:00 and ending at 5:00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9hrg42Sr0w How the Bronx Brought Breaking to the World (Watch full video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TMBWCcYs3o

Jazz Section for Christmas Video

Come dressed in holiday clothes on 12/13/18 & 12/14/18! :) Song: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love Choreography: Ms. Ashlee

Ballet Section for Christmas Video

Come dressed in holiday clothes on 12/13/18 & 12/14/18! :) Song: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love Choreography: Ms. Ashlee

RIS Dance/P.E. Course Policies 2018-19

This school year we will explore fundamental concepts such as proper alignment, flexibility, technique, coordination, musicality, dynamics, improvisation, and choreography. In addition, we will learn multiple dance forms, research the culture and history of dance, critique and analyze choreography based on the elements of dance, and work towards a deepened awareness of individual artistry.

RIS Dance/P.E. 2018-19 Dress Code

Students earn 10 points a day by being in and on time to class, dressing in the proper attire and meeting the specific objective for each day. A student is allowed three non-dresses per trimester, but each non-dress will result in a lose of some participation points for that day. If a student exceeds three non-dresses, there will be a deduction of 10% taken from his/her grade at the end of the trimester.

RIS Dance/P.E. 2018-19 Grading Policy

Dance/P.E. relies heavily on each student’s daily active contribution. Students earn their grade by putting forth a concentrated effort, following instructions, cooperating with classmates, wearing proper dance attire, and adhering to general dance etiquette guidelines. Additionally, there may be occasional written assignments, performance assessments, and tests/quizzes to compliment and enhance the curriculum.