Ashley Personett has specialized in dance entertainment and choreography for over a decade as an independent artist. She recieved her early technical training with the Kansas City Ballet in conjunction with Dance Theatre Workshop, and later years with the Conservatory of Dance Education. Winner of "Best Performer" in 2013 and "Best Actress" Nominee in 2014 and 2015 for the Kansas City Pitch Awards, she has had the opportunity to work with multiple regional theaters in Kansas City, but her true passion and calling has been found in event entertainment.
As Executive Director of That's Entertainment, Ashley has created a nexus of local talent, providing entertainment for Kansas City's most anticipated events and happenings. That's Entertainment has provided performers for The Starlight Gala, Kansas City Fashion Week, Kansas City Art Institute, The Kemper Museum, One Trunk Productions, Bloom, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Goodwill, Phoenix Family, and many others.
Ashley has been seen on stage, print and screen with credits including work is association with Epic Entertainment, The New Theatre Restaurant, Musical Theatre Heritage, Spinnging Tree Theatre, and more. She has performed alongside recording artists Deborah Cox, Weird Al Yankovic, and was recently featured in Grizzly Bear's new music video, Losing All Sense, starring Busy Phillips. Her hope is that Empire Dance encourages performers who live here, to stay here, creating new works and expanding the ever growing arts scene in Kansas City.