Ashley Diamond began dancing at the age of three. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she trained competitively in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical/contemporary, and hip hop at Dancemakers Studio of the Arts in Newark. Throughout her years of dance, she won many convention scholarships, along with regional and national titles, and was selected to perform in various opening numbers and dance teams such as Team Rave San Francisco. Ashley began teaching dance at the age of fifteen and continued teaching and choreographing for all age groups at the end of her competitive career. She went on to pursue an associate’s degree in Dance at Ohlone College in Fremont. She was a part of their dance program for four years, choreographed for the program, and was the principal dancer in three of the college’s dance productions. Ashley danced in Walt Disney World in Florida as a parade and show performer at the Magic Kingdom and recently performed in the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland Park. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s Degree at California State University Fullerton as a Dance major. This is Ashley’s second year with Hart Academy and she is excited to keep inspiring her students with the love of dance!