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Torsten Kozik

​Ashley Alexandra Wright

ASHLEY WRIGHT, born in Sydney, AU, Studied at the Australian Ballet School and the Victorian College of the Arts. She began her professional career with the Royal Ballet of Flanders (2005-12) and then l’Opera de Lyon (2012-16).  Since 2016 she has established herself as an independent artist working with Kat Valastur, Mathilde Monnier, Cyril Baldy, Örjan Andersson, Emanuele Soavi, Ersan Montag, Christophe Honoré and as a member of Emanuel Gat Dance. 


As choreographer, she created ‘Better Left Unsaid’ (2009) for the Royal Ballet of Flanders which was awarded 1st prize and Audience Choice Award at the Copenhagen International Choreographic Competition. She went on to create works for l'Opera de Lyon and Tanztheater Hannover. In 2017 she was an artist in residence at Les Subsistances Laboratoire de Création Artistique, Lyon, where her work ‘May Contain Traces of.’ premiered.  Ashley teamed up with Rob Fordeyn and Darcey Bennett for ‘Tragic by Accident’ (2017) presented at Monty Kultuurfaktorij (Antwerp,BE) and Marres Museum (Maastricht, NL) followed by ‘Drama, Chaos, Confusion and Madness’ (2018), a multi-episodic saga presented in four executive evenings at Frankfurt LAB. 


Since 2018 Ashley shares a performance practice founded by former Forsythe Company dancer Cyril Baldy working together closely in Australia and Germany, including a residency at PACT Zollverein, Essen, performance of ‘Variation for Ashley Wright’, in Melbourne in 2018 and ‘Variations for a Few’ at the Frankfurt LAB as part of the Tanzfestival Rhein Main in 2019.


In 2019 she also completed a course for music production in Paris.  While continuing her choreographic and dance career, she produces music for stage productions by DansInord, Ballet Idaho, Tanzlabor Ulm, Gustavo Gomes as well as for live installations and film.  Most recently she performed at Bright Moments NFT Festival at KRAFTWERK, Berlin.


In 2022 she was invited by HELLERAU, Dresden and UFER Studios, Berlin for the launch of two personal research residencies.  Ashley also teaches workshops internationally at venues such as Mousonturm Tanzhaus Frankfurt, Zurich University of the Arts, and Sydney Dance Company.


Ashley lives in the  Valencian mountains, Spain.

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