HIP HOP / STREET JAZZ
"YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THE VALUE OF INDIVIDUALITY—THAT YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL AND DIFFERENT TO OFFER THAT NOBODY ELSE CAN."
Ashley Cruz, born and raised in the South Bronx, NY by her hard working single mother, went from watching her favorite stars on TV, to performing, traveling and living out her life long dream beside them. Her energy and charisma has allowed her to hit the stage with some of the music industry’s biggest acts like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Cardi B., Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, Saweetie & more!
At the age of 12, Ashley began training in various dance styles such as mambo, salsa on 2 and multiple forms of hip-hop. Performing at talent shows and block parties throughout her borough, led her to compete and win the title of “Miss Bronx Queen of the Puerto Rican Day Parade”. It was always a passion of hers to perform. The stage and behind the camera was where she was most alive!
Eventually, she began to take her talents more seriously. In high school she began to expand her training at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center and enrolling in some of the top commercial dance industry programs. It was then that Ashley realized that this passion of hers could transform into a career. Instead of accepting a scholarship to one of New York City’s most prestigious universities (NYU), Ashley went against the norm in order to live out a DREAM.
Refusing to do anything short of making it in the professional dance industry, Ashley Cruz infused all of her hard work, dedication, blood, sweat and tears into becoming the professional Dancer & Elite Performer she is today. Determined to follow in the footsteps of multi-talented business women like Jennifer Lopez & Adrienne Bailon, Ashley hopes to use her talent to inspire young girls in the latin community to think big and follow their dreams!