Ashley has worked as a lead Aerial Dance Instructor specializing in all levels of Pole Fitness, Lyra, Flexibility Training, Chair Choreography, Belly Dance, Polynesian, Hip Hop, as a performance Aerialist, and Personal Trainer.
Facts about Ashley Spalding -
Born and raised in South Eastern Florida, Ashley found herself in South Carolina for the first time while serving in the United States Marine Corps. After graduating boot camp at Parris Island , she quickly said “Sianara, South Carolina”, and figured she’d never return. Little did she know, the Universe had different plans. She did return to South Carolina and was soon calling Charleston home. After years of modeling, and dancing professionally in South Florida, she used music and dance to lead her to new found friends in her new location. She always had a love for unconventional forms of dance, performing with different Polynesian, and Belly Dance groups before leaving Florida. After years as a childhood gymnast, aerial arts soon caught her eye and she fell in love. Ashley briefly slowed down to start a family, however her love of dance and music never left her. She continued to belly dance professionally throughout pregnancy, even dancing a show at the North Charleston Coliseum debuting her daughter on stage at 5 months old. After the birth of her daughter, Ashley danced her baby weight away, through Pole dancing, Chair dancing, Belly Dance and Aerial Dance. Three and half years later came the birth of her son, who she quite literally danced into the world. Having an all natural labor and delivery gave her more freedom and therefore she danced through the pain. Music is her joy, her pain, her healing, her freedom, her breath. Recently moving to the Grand Strand, she is an independent mother of two, and wearer of many hats. Most importantly she loves how she can use her passion of all forms of movement to music to help women boost self confidence, reach new fitness goals, and love themselves and their body’s just as they are. Every woman is a Queen, and helping remind them of that has helped her find her own strength and path in life.