For the Time Being
Ms. Ashley Mott is a teaching artist, choreographer, yoga practitioner, and dance performer currently based in Utah. Mott has created and presented her original choreography throughout the United States, from California to Ohio and Montana to New Mexico. Ms. Mott is a master teacher with over a decade of experience in university, college, secondary, private studio, and community education settings. She is also currently a performing member of Bone & Fiddle Dance Collective, a national collective based out of Ohio. Her previous professional dance credits include Contemporary Dance Wyoming (Jackson, WY), Keshet Dance Company (Albuquerque, NM), and SultzDance (Jackson, WY), as well as pick-up work with My Turkey Sandwich, Sugar Space’s co.da, Wasatch Dance Collective, and Repertory Dance Theatre (SLC, UT).
Ashley has taught many levels of modern and contemporary dance, improvisation, choreography, ballet, pointe, improvisation, jazz, somatics, yoga, and theory courses at Westminster College, Utah Valley University, Salt Lake Community College, and numerous high school and community dance programs. She also works as a guest master teacher and adjudicator throughout the Salt Lake valley, and as a primary guest teacher for Performing Dance Center. Ashley has significant experience as an artistic director, production manager, stage manager, designer, and administrator. She holds an MFA in Dance, Creative Process degree (with Somatics, Phenomenological Theory, and Design emphasis) from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a Master’s degree in Education and a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. She is currently the dance program director at Park City High School.