Ashlyn Bolton – December 2016 Judges

I have been dancing since I was two and a half! In addition to tap, I study ballet, pointe, contemporary, musical theater, and jazz. I also study acting and singing. I've been blessed to have had many teachers and mentors throughout my training who have all helped me become the dancer I am today. These include Peter Stark, Sarah Reich, Beth Caprio, Susan Downey, Lynn Schwab, Thommie Retter, Lisa Hopkins - and too many other inspirations to name!

I aspire to inspire! Dance is my love and passion. It will always be there for you. There's no greater feeling than to be dancing and sharing parts of yourself with other dancers and people. I love making others happy!

I was actually on a family vacation (of course, I brought my tap board and shoes!) when I made this video. While there, I had the vision for the video and I just had to try and fulfill it! I got my brother on the bandwagon to help out. It was so much fun and the beach was beautiful! I edited it that night. I was so excited!

I attend more workshops/intensives than competitions. I have nothing against competing though. You get great exposure and performance experiences with competitions. I competed when I was younger and did very well in many events across the country. I loved the performing aspects the most. I believe that you can never stop learning and growing, so workshops with a variety of teachers are my go-to!

My future plans include moving to New York City and pursuing my professional dance career. I hope to make my biggest dream, becoming a Radio City Rockette, come true! Whether it be Broadway, a dance company, TV, or film, I have big dreams and ideas to keep me going!

Thanks so much!