Ashley Tuttle was invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join American Ballet Theatre at the age of 16. Her career spanned 17 years with A.B.T., reaching the rank of Principal dancer. Ashley is known for her pure classicism and vivid characterizations. Her performances prove memorable and enriching. Ashley’s repertoire at A.B.T. included Juliet in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, the title role in Giselle, Nikiya in Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadere, Odette/Odile in Kevin McKenzie’s Swan Lake, plus works by George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Jiří Kylián, Mark Morris, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor and William Forsythe, to name a few.
Ashley has danced numerous Twyla Tharp works including In the Upper Room, Brief Fling, Sinatra Suite and Push Comes to Shove. While maintaining her career with A.B.T., Ashley joined the acclaimed Twlya Tharp Dance Company in 2000. Ms. Tharp created Broadway ‘s Movin’ Out and the role of Judy on Ashley. Her interpretation of this role earned her TONY and Fred Astaire Dance Award nominations. Ashley was most recently seen in Twyla Tharp‘s hit Broadway show Come Fly Away in the role of Betsy. Ashley continues to dance as a guest artist throughout the world.