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 Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements, Divertimento 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.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston

Sir Frederick Ashton
Les Patineurs

George Balanchine
Allegro Brilliante
Ballet Imperial
Ballo della Regina
Bouree Fantasque
Concerto Barocco
Divertimento No.15

“Diamonds” from Jewels
Donizetti Variations
“Emeralds” from Jewels
George Balanchines The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop)
La Sonnambula
La Source
La Valse
Raymonda Pas de Dix
Raymonda Variations
Scotch Symphony

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Stars and Stripes

Square Dance
Swan Lake, Act II
Symphony in Three Movements
The Four Temperments

Theme and Variations
Valse Fantasie (1953)
Western Symphony
Who Cares?

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet

Justin Peck

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
West Side Story Suite

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Company B
Funny Papers
Mercuric Tidings

Twyla Tharp
Push Comes to Shove
Sweet Fields

Anthony Tudor
Lilac Garden

Edward Villella
The Neighborhood Ballroom

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

Knox has originated roles in Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, Liam Scarlett’s Euphotic and Viscera, and Twyla Tharp’s NIGHTSPOT.