Ashley Trottier began formal training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and danced with Wildspace Dance Company in Milwaukee, before migrating to California. This year Ashley received her MFA in Choreography and Performance at Mills College, as well as her certification in Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga through the School for Body-Mind Centering. While at Mills Ashley performed works by Molissa Fenley and Brenda Way. She has danced with Alyce Finwall Dance Theater, and for choreographers Katie Faulkner and Peiling Kao. Ashley's infatuation with dream-space and spectacle is the thread of her own choreography, creating dances rooted in questions surrounding gender, power, fantasy and the absurd. Her work has been presented at ODC's 58th Pilot Series, Dance Mission, and Danceworks DanceLAB in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.