Position: Alberta Ballet School, Artistic Principal
Affiliation with organization: 2013 – Present
Years active at YAGP: 2018 – Present
Ashley McNeil began her ballet training in Owen Sound, Ontario, and later attended Canada’s National Ballet School (Toronto), The School of Dance Ottawa, and The Quinte Ballet School (Belleville). She joined the School of Alberta Ballet’s faculty in 2004, and has previously taught ballet at the University of Calgary’s Bachelor of Arts Dance program. In 2011, Ms. McNeil became the Head of the Junior School for the Professional Division. In 2013, she became the school’s Ballet Principal. Ms. McNeil has achieved her Advanced 2 and Fellowship designations from The Cecchetti Society of Canada. McNeil’s students currently dance in San Francisco Ballet, Ballet Jörgen, Nevada Ballet, Ballet Kelowna, and Alberta Ballet, among others.