Ashley Becher, Instructor
Ashley's mother had no idea she was grooming her for a life in the theatre when she spoonfed her Rodgers and Hammerstein, Audrey Hepburn, and Julie Andrews as a young child, but from the moment she discovered musicals, she was certain there was nowhere else she'd rather be! Ashley grew up in Bettendorf, and was active in local theatre from an early age, spending most summers at Quad City Music Guild, and Countryside Community Theatre. She earned a B.F.A in Music Theatre at Viterbo University before moving to New York to pursue her theatrical bliss.
For the last 11 years, Ashley has been an NYC based working actor, performing in musicals all over the United States. She even spent 3 years in South Korea, at English Musicals Korea, where alongside performing, she also directed, choreographed, wrote, costumed, and eventually served as Artistic Director for 2 years. With her incredibly talented and wonderful husband, she is Co-founder of WhatFun! Theatre, a theatre for young audiences company, that launched in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival with their original musical, Rapunzel in the Wild West.
Ashley is passionate about connection, learning new things, and inspiring others to create a brighter, and lovelier tomorrow! She believes collaboration is paramount, and tries to foster a sense of community, inclusivity, and equality in whatever she does! She can't wait to connect with you!