Aesha Ash

Aesha was a professional ballet dancer for almost 14 years. After attending the legendary School of American Ballet, she joined the New York City Ballet at the age of 18, where she remained for eight years dancing numerous soloist and principal roles. Aesha then joined the legendary Bejart Ballet, in Lausanne Switzerland, as a soloist. After enjoying success in Europe, she returned to the United States in 2005 where joined Alonzo King's Lines Ballet. After a tremendous amount of growth and learning, Aesha went freelance. She began working with Morphoses, founded by Christopher Wheeldon. Aesha has been featured in Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Bazaar, Marie Claire, the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, to name a few. You will find Aesha featured in the New York City Ballet Workout II, Barbie Nutcracker, as well as the principal dance double for Zoe Saldana in the movie Center Stage. She is the recipient of the prestigious Mae L. Wein Award and has been honored by The National Women’s History Museum with the Women Making History Award.


Aesha has always included Pilates as part of her cross training, and has continued to enjoy the wonderful benefits this form of conditioning has to offer. In  2008 Aesha began her Pilates certification and completed her teacher training with Jennifer M. Stacey, owner of Peak Performance in San Francisco CA. While life and motherhood slowed her down, she still works on her teaching hours as an apprentice in various locations throughout the Bay Area.


Ms. Ash is currently working on The Swan Dreams Project. A project very close to her heart that uses imagery to diminish stereotypes and that surround women of color and individuals from impoverished communities. To learn more about her project please visit:

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