Company Member since 2017
Ashlee Merritt, 21, is originally from Macomb, MI. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, where she graduated in 2016. At age three, she began her dance training under Liz Schmidt at Spotlight Danceworks. Ashlee has participated in several summer dance intensives including BODYTRAFFIC, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Dance Sessions, and CLASS. In April of 2015, she received The Copperfoot Award in recognition of contribution to repertoire at Wayne State University along with The WOW Award in recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Performance. She has had the opportunity to perform works by Doug Varone (Doug Varone & Dancers), Dwight Rhoden (Complexions Contemporary Ballet), Trey McIntyre, Genevieve Carson, Christian Denice, Laurie Sefton, Stefanie Batten Bland (Company SBB), Meg Paul (Twyla Tharp/The Joffrey Ballet), Nick Cave, Liz Schmidt, Samantha Shelton (American Ballet Theatre), Sonya Tayeh, Lauren Adams, Brooke Pierotti, and more. Ashlee is a current company member with L.A. Contemporary Dance Company and Clairobscur Dance Company. She is also represented by the Movement Talent Agency. Ashlee is so grateful to be a part of the LACDC family and can't wait for what the future holds!