Joining the University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre & Dance in 2009, Ashley has been instrumental in building the UCM dance program, developing the BFA Musical Theatre degree and creating a dance minor at UCM. As an Associate Professor of Dance at UCM, Miller-Scully choreographs all departmental mainstage musicals and serves as the Artistic Director of the Spring Dance Concert each year. She has choreographed regionally for Crane River Theater (Seussical, Tarzan, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Little Mermaid), the Kansas City Cappies, and has produced work locally and abroad at the Kansas City Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe alongside UCM faculty and students. While at UCM, Ms. Miller-Scully has been awarded the KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for Choreography for her work in A Chorus Line, The Pirates of Penzance, Chicago, and The Secret Garden. She was recently award the KCACTF/ATHE Innovative Teaching Award and was the co-director of Step Forward, a devised dance concert, selected to represent UCM at the Region V KCACTF in January 2019. Ashley holds teaching certifications in YogaFit and beginning ballroom dance and is an active member of the Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri, National Dance Education Organization, and American College Dance Association.