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ASHLEY SELMER 

Creative Director

Ashley is the Founder and Creative Director for Minneapolis based SHAPESHIFT Theatrical. She is trained in Jazz, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop and African. Ashley’s credits include SHAPESHIFT productions: Grey Skies Blue, XI:XI, XI:XI The Awakening. Film/TV credits include: Commercial, MN Zoo, African Penguin Exhibit.  Most recently, you may have seen Ashley on the concert stage for The Official Prince Tribute with her SHAPESHIFT squad at Xcel Energy Center (Tori Kelly) or at We Day (Paul Abdul, Natalie La Rose, OMI). 

In 2017, Ashley worked at The Ordway: (Associate Choreographer) In The Heights and Jesus Christ Superstar. (Ensemble) West Side Story, (2nd Assistant Director/Choreographer) Irving Berlin's White Christmas. She has also worked with Penumbra Theater Company (Actress) The Amen Corner. 

Additional credits include whipping her hair back and forth with Willow Smith at The Target National Sales Concert, dancing in Las Vegas at the Bellagio Hotel with iLuminate (known from America's Got Talent, Season 6) for Hallmark, working alongside Prince’s band, 3rdEyeGirl for their music video shoot. 

Ashley would love to work towards making dance lessons and workshops more accessible to inner city youth.

Beyond dance, Ashley is a Rom-com collector, lover of overpriced latte's and vintage furniture. She is annoyingly organized (according to family and friends). Selmer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (emphasis in choreography and performance) from The University of Wisconsin–Madison.