Director / Choreographer

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 a 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 (SeussicalTarzanJoseph & The Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatThe Little Mermaid, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), 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 LineThe Pirates of PenzanceChicagoThe Secret Garden and Iconic. In 2019, she was awarded 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, receiving both regional and national awards. Most recently, Iconic, was invited to be showcased as a featured production at the 2021 Region V KCACTF this past January. Ashley holds teaching certifications in YogaFit Levels 1 & 2, Progressive Ballet Technique, and beginning ballroom dance. Miller-Scully is an active member of the Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri, Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, National Dance Education Organization, and American College Dance Association.