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ASHLEY REYELTS

Miss Ashley Reyelts has been dancing since she was just three years old and began her time at Barefoot in 2016. She comes from a large background of dance and theatre experience. Reyelts has been trained under many local studios in her hometown of Rapid City; as well as under the instruction of Mark Morris Company, Repertory Dance Theater, the American Tap Dance Foundation and the Joffrey Ballet. She has also been trained by a diverse set of teachings in higher educational dance from South Dakota State University, and the University of Wyomings Snowy Range Dance Festival. Her training has led her to performances such as Clara in "The Nutcracker", and Sillibub in "Cats". Reyelts has had the opportunity to perform in the National Broadway Tour of "The Wizard of Oz", and at Disneyland. She is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), and most recently she spent time studying dance education in Phoenix Arizona; through Arizona State University.

Ashley has since returned to Rapid City to pursue teaching at Barefoot Dance Studio, and also holds the position of Barefoot's Event Coordinator. Miss Ashley is an award winning coach for the Barefoot Dance Team, and manages Barefoot's Pre-Team.

Most recently, Reyelts assisted the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills in their production of "Riders on the Storm." Awards include: Outstanding Choreography (Celebration Dance Talent 2021).