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Ashley Cartledge


Ashley Cartledge, is the dance educator at North Pitt High School, a rural Title I eligible school in Bethel, NC. Ashley received her BFA in Dance Education from East Carolina University (ECU) & was part of the MADE program at UNC Greensboro. In 2010, Ashley served as resident choreographer for The Distillery and was on the committee to write the Pitt County dance curriculum/pacing guides in 2012 & 13. Ashley collaborated with the dance education coordinator at ECU in a service learning project incorporating literacy & social issues from 2016-19. In 2017, Ashley began a workshop entitled “empowHERment”, an inter-generational workshop for female students & their role models incorporating somatics & Modern dance.

Ashley specializes in Modern and has training in Bellydance, Ballet, Jazz, & Indian dance forms. Her curriculum is rooted in culturally responsive pedagogy & somatic approaches within a communal framework. In addition to teaching Ashley is a certified teacher of BodyMind DancingTM, a Connected Arts Networks (CAN) National Teacher Leader for dance arts (a 5 year grant initiative for arts educators in public education through PLCs centered in SEL and DE&I), and is currently serving Dance Standards Writing Team working to rewrite the dance standards for North Carolina. Ashley has previously served on the board as Vice President of Communications and President-Elect.

Ashley Cartledge
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