What is an ASH Assistant?

ASH Assistants are an elite group of dancers invited to tour with, assist, and be mentored by Artists Simply Human’s esteemed faculty of world renown choreographers for one full season. During the tour season that ASH Assistants are on full scholarship, they will learn routines specifically choreographed for them by the ASH faculty that they will perform in both the Welcome Show and Closing Show in every city. Additionally, they gain an inside perspective of the dance industry and what it takes to become a professional. Becoming an ASH Assistant is a life changing experience, and is the highest scholarship presented by Artists Simply Human.

How Do I Become An ASH Assistant?

To become an ASH Assistant, you must first be named an ASH Apprentice or ASH Apprentice Runner Up during the Regional Tour, and then audition at Artists Simply Human’s Nationals. At Nationals, the ASH Assistant audition consists of ballet, contemporary, hip hop, improv and solo performance.

For more information on how to become an ASH Assistant, please click HERE.

Meet the ASH Assistants (2020-2021)

Miranda Shaughnessy

Age: 17

Acting In Motion | Saint Paul, MN

Emily Winkelbauer

Age: 17

Independent | Orlando, FL

Paula Martinez

Age: 17

Boca Dance Studio | Boca Raton, FL

Sophia Papadakos

Age: 16

Mia Bella Academy of Dance | Palm Coast, FL

Rebecca Rincon

Age: 15

For Dancers Only | Rochelle Park, NJ

Marcelina Palmer

Age: 15

Raskin Dance Studio | St. Cloud, FL

Lily Levine

Age: 15

Hunterdon Hills Ballet | Watchung, NJ

Gabriella VanValkenburg

Age: 12

Mia Bella Academy of Dance | Ponte Vedra, FL

BellaRose Penrose

Age: 11

Evolve Dance Complex | Uniontown, PA

Meet our Returning ASH Assistants (2020-2021)

We are excited to welcome back some of our 2019-2020 ASH Assistants whose season was cut short due to COVID-19!

Isla Calvin

Age: 17

Mia Bella Academy of Dance | St. Augustine, FL

Emma Simons

Age: 16

No Limits Dance Company | Waxhaw, NC

Zoey Schneiter

Age: 13

Evolve Dance Complex | McDonald, OH

Adrianna Geraci

Age: 13

ProDance | Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Maren Ronk

Age: 11

Mia Bella Academy of Dance | Palm Coast, FL

Mallory Rooney

Age: 11

Legacy Dance Studio | Nolensville, TN

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6/3/21 - COVID-19 Event Updates

We are watching the governmental guidance and restrictions closely and will provide an update on each event on it's own tour city page when we have confirmed information.