Ashley O’Toole

Ashley began dancing at 6 years old with the Haley School of Irish Dance based in Massachusetts, USA.

She competed for 21 years before deciding to focus on the creative and performance-based side of Irish dancing. She completed the MA in Traditional Irish Dance Performance at the University of Limerick in 2018 and has been pursuing a professional dance career. Ashley has toured Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, and the United States with professional Irish dance companies.

As a newly emerging artist, Ashley is focusing on creating new material inspired by her interest in the relationship between music and dance. Musicality has been a driving force in her more recent explorations, as well as presenting Irish dance through a different lens.