Ashleigh began her dance training at Denise Walls Dance Energy and Virginia Beach Ballet Academy at age 11. She attended the Governor's School for the Performing Arts Hampton Roads. After four years of training, Ashleigh graduated from the Virginia School for the Arts in Lynchburg. In doing so, she had the opportunity to dance across Europe representing various sister cities. She greatly benefitted from summer training at both the Boston and Houston Ballet Companies.
Ashleigh danced professionally with the Milwaukee Ballet in Wisconsin. She also danced professionally with the Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York.
Upon returning to Hampton Roads, Ashleigh discovered a love of teaching dance by working with a variety of local studios while also working with Todd Rosenlieb Dance and The Phillip Deal Dance project.