Ashley Brittingham, BFA

Primary office:
Robinson Center, room 153

Ashley Brittingham began her training with North Central Ballet in Fort Worth and continued with scholarships to Tulsa Ballet, City Ballet of Houston and American Ballet Theatre in New York.  At the University of Oklahoma, she earned a bachelor of fine arts in ballet performance, toured with the Oklahoma Festival Ballet to France and competed in the 2002 USA International Ballet Competition coached by Mary Margaret Holt where she was a semi-finalist.  Brittingham then joined Tulsa Ballet, under the direction of Marcello Angelini, where she performed a wide variety of classical and contemporary leading roles including The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, La Sylphide, Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Lila York's Celts, Val Caniparoli's Torque, Lady of the Camelias and Lamberena, Stanton Welch's Bruiser, and Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free among many others.  With Tulsa Ballet she toured in many different cities across the United States as well as in Europe.  She has received many awards, including the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts awardee in dance and musical theater, the University of Oklahoma’s Buffalo Mask Award and the first Indian Ballerina Scholarship.  Her choreographic work has been performed by numerous dance and theater companies.  Since moving to Kansas Brittingham has taught as adjunct faculty with Friends University and as a guest teacher with Wichita State University.  She now resides in Baldwin City, Kansas and serves as the Baldwin Ballet Director with Baldwin Academy of Dance and Voice.  Brittingham will be teaching ballet technique classes at the University of Kansas.

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The Dance between Art and Science
The dance between art and science

Who do you find standing at intersection of art and science? Someone like Natali Diaz-Yepes, who graduated in May with a double major in dance and genetic biology. To prepare for her senior dance recital, Diaz-Yepes navigated lecture halls and dance floors, chemistry and choreography, body and mind.

Posted by The University of Kansas on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Michelle Heffner Hayes

Professor & Chair of Dance, Michelle Heffner Hayes, talks about finding your "voice" through dance.

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