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Ashley Knox


Hometown: Shelby Township, Michigan

Ashley Lynne Knox grew up in Shelby Township, Mich. She began her dance training with Ann Parsley’s School of Dance at age 3 and studied more seriously with Cornelia Sampson at The Rochester School of Dance until the age of 15. Her summers were spent at the School of American Ballet, where she continued for two years of training in their year-round program. After one year in Miami City Ballet School, she joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 2002 and was promoted to the corps de ballet in 2003. Since joining the company, Knox has been featured in ballets such as George Balanchine’s SerenadeSymphony in Three MovementsDivertimento No.15, Scotch Symphony and Symphony in C. She has also joined the company on acclaimed tours to New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Ottawa, Vancouver, the Kennedy Center, and Paris.

Knox is also proud to hold the record of being an eight-time U.S. National Champion of Scottish Highland Dance, as well as being the third American to win the title of World Champion in Cowal, Scotland in 1999.

In 2017 Ashley was promoted to Soloist, and in 2021 she was promoted to Principal.


Knox was a Miami City Ballet School Alumnus.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston

Ricardo Amarante

Sir Frederick Ashton
Les Patineurs

George Balanchine
Allegro Brilliante
Apollo (Polyhymnia)
Ballet Imperial (Pas de Trois)
Ballo della Regina
Bouree Fantasque
Concerto Barocco (Second Violin)
Divertimento No.15
“Diamonds” from Jewels
Donizetti Variations
“Emeralds” from Jewels
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop, Sugar Plum)
La Sonnambula
La Source
La Valse
Pas de Dix
Raymonda Variations
“Rubies” from Jewels
Scotch Symphony (Scotch Girl)
Serenade (Waltz Girl, Russian Girl)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria II)
Stars and Stripes
Square Dance
Swan Lake, Act II
Symphony in C (Fourth Movement Principal)
Symphony in Three Movements (Turning Girl)
The Four Temperments
Theme and Variations
Valse Fantasie (1953)
Western Symphony
Who Cares?

August Bournonville
“Flower Festival Pas de Deux”

Brian Brooks
One Line Drawn

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet

Alonzo King
Following the Subtle Current Upstream

Pontus Lidberg

José Limón
The Moor’s Pavane

Justin Peck
Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky
Concerto DSCH
Symphonic Dances
Swan Lake (Odette/Odile)
The Fairy’s Kiss

Jerome Robbins
Antique Epigraphs 
Dances at a Gathering
I’m Old Fashioned
In the Night (Couple #1)
The Concert
West Side Story Suite

Jamar Roberts
Sea Change

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Arden Court
Company B
Funny Papers
Mercuric Tidings

Twyla Tharp
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs (Softly)
Push Comes to Shove
Sweet Fields

Anthony Tudor
Lilac Garden

Durante Verzola
La Folia

Edward Villella
The Neighborhood Ballroom

Christopher Wheeldon
After The Rain
This Bitter Earth
Polyphonia (Waltz Couple)

Classical Repertoire
“Aurora’s Wedding” Marius Petipa
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Leon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Paquita, Marius Petipa