Hello! Welcome to my website, my name is Ashley.
I am a Queer Malaysian Movement Artist and Community Dance Facilitator based in Britain. The values of my practice as an artist are PLAY, OWNERSHIP & CELEBRATE which have been created based on how my identities intersect and they are the principles of how I work, which are explained in the About page.
Through movement, I investigate the struggles of everyday life under the constant pressure of production while reimagining alternative ways of being and interacting with people/nature. Through this, I experience and explore the joy and liberation that come through community and sharing experiences of frustration, anger and agency.
My practice involves multidisciplinary collaboration, contact improvisation, and mixing styles such as popping, hip-hop and contemporary which focuses on groove, tension, release, and explosion.
In addition, I facilitate movement/dance classes for everyone and anyone. If you're young, old, differently abled, experienced or unexperienced in movement, my classes aim to focus on community building, joy, and creative exploration using movement to form connections with others in a caring space. More about my facilitation practice here.
Ashley is always on the lookout for collaboration with anyone.
If you are an artist, charity, maker or creative and would be interested in working with Ashley in some capacity say hello! via social media or email!
Current Projects & Work.
Embrace Space - Assistant Facilitator (Over 50's creative well-being dance class)
Let's Play, Transcendance - Main Facilitator (Trans/non-binary + BIPOC adults)
Kidbrooke Community Hub - Dance Facilitator (Kids & Youth)
MGM gym & SAYAW studios - Street Dance Facilitator (Kids)
KTT Dance School - Assistant Ballet Facilitator (KS 1&2)
Chisenhale Dance Space - Greenhouse Residency
And various other projects and collaborations across London!