PNB dancer Ashton Edwards


Ashton Edwards (they/them) is from Flint, Michigan. They studied at the Flint School of Performing Arts and Pacific Northwest Ballet and attended summer courses at Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ashton joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2021 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2022.

While a student at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ashton performed in Company productions of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and Kent Stowell’s Cinderella. They performed leading roles in Christopher D’Ariano’s Follower and Joshua Grant’s Bright Young Things for PNB’s NEXT STEP choreographer showcase.

Ashton is a recipient of the 2021 Princess Grace Award. They have performed with Amanda Morgan’s The Seattle Project and was on the cover of the July 2021 Dance Spirit Magazine.

Headshot © Lindsay Thomas