Ashley Hensel-Browning is a choreographer, dancer, teaching artist and community artist. She is available for both school-based residencies and community arts projects and is primarily interested in developing co-created choreography with different populations of people. Ashley has had experience in intergenerational dance projects, performing arts in prisons, and community center classes. She has taught in camps, libraries, schools, and affordable housing developments.
Choreography: Encourages students to understand and practice the art of dance-making, both exploring and playing with creative movement as well as making their own movement phrases and dances through improvisation. We manipulate time, shape, space, and effort to make our own dances. Experiences are often based on problem-posing methods that encourage experimentation and play. Students are encouraged to share their work with each other throughout the entire process.
Integrated movement classes: Focus on finding connections between movement and other curricular subjects, whether it be choreographic structures and mathematical patterns, narratives in story and movement, physical enactment of historical periods or learning social dances of a particular era, acting out magnetism through the body in pairs, exploring symmetrical and asymmetrical shape through the body... The possibilities are truly endless!
Ashley is also available for Spanish classes to teach salsa, merengue, and tango, as well as Russian and German folk dance.
Availability & Rates:
Availability during the school day and on weekends with acceptable advance notice.
Residency rates vary greatly depending on preparation needs, travel expenses, and performance options.
Single class: $50-$200
All day workshop: $300-500
Week Residency: $1500-$4000
Comfortable working with schools and community organizations to make experiences accessible.