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. Ms. Miller 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 and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) 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 has been awarded the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Award in Choreography for A Chorus Line, Pirates of Penzance, Chicago, and The Secret Garden. She serves as a dance respondent for KCMetropolis, an online journal for Kansas City arts, and holds teaching certifications in beginning levels of ballroom dance and YogaFit. She is an active member of the Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri, National Dance Education Organization, and American College Dance Association.