Ashleigh Gurtler, originally from Longwood, FL, moved to Asheville in the summer of 2015 from New York City. During her time in New York she had the privilege of dancing with a variety of companies and choreographers, such as the Metropolitan Opera, Patrick Corbin and Maija Garcia. She earned her BFA in Dance from George Mason University and is certified in Pilates, yoga and as a holistic health coach. She currently teaches Pilates and yoga classes and privates at a number of studios in both Asheville and Brevard, and is the resident health coach at the Asheville Center for Health Excellence. Ashleigh made her debut with LKD in January 2016 and is thrilled to be a part of this amazing company!
Kathleen Hahn is a lifetime lover of dance. She is a B.F.A. graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Kathleen has just returned to Asheville, from living in NYC to study dance, to open a dance studio, DANCECLUB Asheville, at the end of April. She is so grateful to have been able to jump right back on the Lindsey Kelley Dance bandwagon and excited to share dance with people every single day.
Conner Hall has grown up dancing with the Asheville Ballet since age four. She has played principal roles in productions such as Carmen, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker. Conner recently graduated from UNC Asheville, majoring in Environmental Policy, Management, and Ecology.
Megan Jones Medford received a BA in Dance Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a licensure to teach K-12 dance. She spent six years living in NYC as a professional dancer and teacher. Here she was a company member with Periapsis Music & Dance, LiNK! the movement, and Shauna Sorensen and Dancers. Megan also performed as a guest artist with ALMA nyc, Erin Dillon and Dancers, metaphors&similesDANCE, recording artists Lijie, and G. Finale. She performed at SummerStage, Jazz at the Lincoln Center, American Dance Guild Festival, Symphony Space’s Music of Now Marathon, NY Couture Fashion Week, NACHMO! Grand Finale, New York Moves, The Showcase Series by :pushing progress, Queens New Music Festival, Synthesis Dance & Friends, In-Sight Suite Summer Festival, Carnival, Choreographers Canvas, DUMBO Dance Festival, and more. Megan has trained with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Martha Graham School, and American Dance Festival. She was on faculty for the Children & Teen Program at Broadway Dance Center and at All Star Studios in NYC. She has guest taught and choreographed for studios and conventions around the States. Megan has recently relocated back to Asheville to continue performing and educating through the arts. To find out more please visit: www.meganjonesmedford.com
Alexis Miller began dipping her toes in the dance world in her hometown of Nantucket, Massachusetts. From there she earned a BA in Dance and French from Connecticut College, then moved to San Francisco for 6 years where she danced with modern dance company RAWdance. After relocating to Asheville in 2010, she danced with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater for four years. Since 2013 she has been dancing with Lindsey Kelley Dance. In addition to teaching Pilates at her studio Cisco Pilates, Alexis enjoys yoga, biking, and learning German. She lives with her adorable husband Tom, and their 3 cats in North Asheville.