David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts
School of Stage and Screen
Ashlee is the Program Director of Musical Theatre & Dance at Western Carolina University’s School of Stage & Screen. She is the Founding Producing Artistic Lead of Calliope Stage Company – a nonprofit professional theatre company in Sylva, North Carolina as well as a freelance director, choreographer, and actor. She has worked on projects with Broadway veterans, Regional LORT leaders, and 9-year-old budding North Carolina playwrights, and her work has found its way into theaters in NYC (59E59, New Light Theater Project, IRT Theatre), New York state (Pendragon Theatre), Chicago (Drury Lane, North Shore Center, Provision, etc.), Milwaukee (Milwaukee Rep), Boston (Merrimack Rep), the East Hamptons (Guild Hall), Los Angeles (Electric Lodge), Arizona (Arizona Theatre Company), Ohio (Human Race), Austria, the UK (Edinburgh Fringe), in several industrials and commercials, and right here in North Carolina. Her love lies in exploring new works; supporting emerging artists; creating spaces to hold vulnerability and authenticity; ferociously learning from artists of all ages around her; and doing scary things way out of her league. She is a Resident Artist with New Light Theater Project in NYC, an Ensemble Member Emeritus with Midsommer Flight (Chicago), an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and an Actor's Equity Member Candidate.