School of Stage and Screen
Program Director of Musical Theatre and Dance
Office: Breese 220
Ashlee Wasmund holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Western Illinois University and has been dancing and acting for over 25 years in myriad capacities. She has competed in both national and international dance competitions, performed in and choreographed for numerous concert-style dance productions, danced professionally with the former Ballet Internationale Company, performed in NFL halftime shows. As an actor and director, Ashlee has worked professionally both onstage and on camera.
In addition to her local dance and acting training, Wasmund also studied Dance Performance at the University of Sunderland, UK, and performed with an amateur hip-hop group while there. She has performed in, choreographed, and directed musicals for professional companies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations; some of her favorites include Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, New Light Theatre Project, First Folio Theatre, and Ups for Downs in Chicagoland.
Prior to joining the faculty at Western Carolina University, Wasmund taught courses in dance, movement, acting and directing at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, Carthage College in Wisconsin, Concordia University Chicago and at various regional camps, studios, and workshops. She is a proud original company member of Midsommer Flight Theatre, a Chicago-based outdoor Shakespeare performance company, and an Associate Member with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.