Ashley Jackson grew up in High Point, North Carolina, trained at Susan’s Dance Unlimited and graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied under teachers Nina Danilova and Melissa Hayden. As a member of North Carolina Dance Theatre II, she performed works including George Balanchine’s Serenade, The River by Alvin Ailey and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Carmina Burana. In 2009, she received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Performing Arts medal, and has been featured in Dance Magazine. In 2010, Jackson was honored with Princess Grace Foundation and Chris Hellman Dance awards. She is currently enrolled in the Liberal Education for Arts Professionals Program at Saint Mary’s College of California. Jackson joined LINES Ballet in 2006.