Santa Monica, California
Ashley Griffin is the first person in history to be nominated for a major award for both playing and directing HAMLET. As a performer she has worked extensively On and Off-Broadway as well as in T.V. and film. Highlights include THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, CHICAGO, work with the ROCKETTES, CINDERELLA, HAMLET, ROCKTOPIA, the revival of Cole Porter’s DUBARRY WAS A LADY, and is a lead on DIABOLICAL.
She has performed at Lincoln Center, The Gershwin Theater, The Public Theater, A.R.T. and has developed work at Manhattan Theater Club and La MaMa. As a creator, Ashley’s work has been produced/developed at New World Stages, Playwrights Horizons and more. She was 2018/2019 Artist in Residence at The Access Theater Company and won a WellLife Network award and a county commendation for her show TRIAL.
Ashley holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has trained at RADA, the National Theater and Boston Conservatory. She has taught at NYU Tisch, Columbia and the University of Fredonia. Additionally, as a dancer, Ashley was a member of the Synapse dance company and has trained with Gelsey Kirkland, Michael Howard, Paul Kennedy, Randy Skinner, Patricia Wilcox, at Steps on Broadway, Ballet Arts, Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center and the Westside Academy of Dance.