Ashley Merker received her BFA from The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College in 2017. While at Purchase, Ashley had the opportunity to perform works by prestigious choreographers such as Kimberly Bartosik, Aszure Barton, Adam Barruch, Doug Varone, Martha Graham and Trisha Brown. During the fall semester of her junior year, Ashley studied abroad at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Australia and worked with the incredible Rhiannon Newton. Shortly after graduation, Ashley was invited to join Buglisi Dance Theater as a company member and has since performed at UC Santa Barbara, The Joyce, and Kaatsbaan International Dance Center among many other venues.