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Ashley Wilkerson's love for storytelling began when she was a child growing up in Lubbock & Dallas, Texas. Naturally inquisitive, empathetic, and very expressive, she excelled in the arts and thrived in school. She made her professional debut at The Dallas Children's Theater and graduated from the acclaimed Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts as a Theater major. While there, she received several awards and national recognition. Inspired by social justice and a desire to learn more about the world, she accepted a scholarship to attend The New School (Eugene Lang College) in NYC, &received her B.A. in Cultural Studies and Media. Ashley has shared her gifts and light in numerous theatrical, commercial, & film productions including: Hunter Gatherer (Amazon), Walmart, Choice Hotels, The Mountaintop, Freckle In My Eye (Solo show/tour), etc. She's also a well respected teacher & stars in the upcoming film, The Bond.
A published and spoken word poet, Ashley is the author of Midnight Verses Morning Poems and has been invited to share the stage with legends such as Sonia Sanchez, Erykah Badu, Jessica Care Moore, etc. She's been commissioned to write and perform poetry for various organizations, and has been the featured poet at venues across the country. She is currently finishing up her second book, Reverence.
In addition to teaching the fundamentals of acting, creative writing, and soul work, Ashley has 10+ years of training as a Mindfulness Practitioner (Atma Yoga, Deerpark Monastery, etc.) and has been hired to influence the culture of many organizations and social impact firms including The California Wellness Foundation, Californians For Safety and Justice, Alliance for Safety and Justice (Survivors Speak), Revolve Impact, 72 & Sunny, All Def Nation, etc. She’s a founding member of Zeal Wellness and has worked extensively with high school students, crime survivors, veterans, juveniles on probation, incarcerated girls and women, and is excellent with children! Inspired by the murder of her brother John, she created Brother Breathe, a wellness initiative that provides trauma-informed, mindfulness, and meditation training for Black boys and men. She can currently be heard leading guided meditations on the Muse App & teaching a course called Self Care For Actors through APLA.