Ashley became a choreographer after over a decade of performing in various Musical Theatre productions in London's West End.
Ashley has choreographed professionally for Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two, Sky Arts, Live Nation Entertainment, Selladoor Worldwide, Mercury Theatre Colchester, The Mill in Sonning, The Theatre Channel, Qdos Entertainment, Evolution Productions, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Paul Taylor Mills Ltd, Adcan Commercials, First Family Entertainment, Imagine Theatre, BBC Television, MSC Cruises and Pineapple Dance Studios.
He has collaborated with a plethora of Theatre and Film Directors including Luke Sheppard, Dominic Dromgoole, Bill Buckhurst, Arlene Phillips, Bill Deamer, Warwick Davis, Jack Plotnick, Seth Rudestsky, Ross MacGibbon, Daniel Buckroyd, Joseph Pitcher, Jonathan O'Boyle, Guy Unsworth, Martin Connor, Kate Golledge and Richard Fitch.
Ashley has choreographed productions featuring: Sheridan Smith, Craig Revel Horwood, Zoe Ball, Rylan Clarke Neal, Warwick Davis, Greg James, Justin Fletcher, Bianca Del Rio, Priscilla Presley, Tom Read Wilson, Danny Mac, Lisa Maxwell, Jennifer Ellison, Ainsley Harriot, Gethin Jones, Ian Waite, Leon Lopez, Steve McFadden and Tina O'Brien.
As an actor he appeared in several West End Musicals including A Chorus Line, Sinatra, We Will Rock You, Love Never Dies, Wizard Of Oz, Never Forget as well as the UK Tours of Disney's Beauty And The Beast, Hello Dolly and 42nd Street. Ashley has covered every aspect of performance and creative related titles over this period: Principal, Ensemble, Understudy, Swing, Dance Captain, Assistant Dance Captain, Assistant/Associate Choreographer, Assistant/Associate Director, Co-Director as well as, of course, Choreographer.
Ashley is a popular dance teacher. He has his own Theatre Jazz SHOWDANCE class at Debbie Moore's Pineapple Dance Studios in the heart of London. He has taught at the most prestigious drama schools in London including The Royal Academy Of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Arts Educational School, Guildford School of Acting, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Laine Theatre Arts, and London Studio Centre.