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Ashley Tuttle joined the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre in 1987, was promoted to Soloist in 1992, and to Principal Dancer in 1997. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Tuttle studied ballet at the Calvert-Brodie School in her hometown. At 12, she attended summer sessions at the School of American Ballet, becoming a full-time student there at the age of 15. Her professional appearances before joining ABT included dancing for seven years with the Columbia City Ballet, and appearing in Wind Wander in the Willows for South Carolina Educational Television.

Tuttle’s roles with American Ballet Theatre include Mathilda Kchessinska in Anastasia, Calliope and Polyhymnia in Apollo, Nikiya in La Bayadère, Mother/Sweetheart in Billy the Kid, the title role in Cinderella, Prayer in Coppélia, Gulnare and the pas de deux in Le Corsaire, the Queen of the Driads, Amour, and a Flower Girl in Don Quixote, the Accused as a Child in Fall River Legend, Lise in La Fille mal gardée, the French Ballerina in Gala Performance, Giselle and the peasant pas de deux in Giselle, the pas de deux Grand Pas Classique, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Olga in Onegin, Taglioni in Pas des Déesses, the pas de deux in Les Patineurs, the Youngest Sister in Pillar of Fire, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora, Princess Florine, the Fairy of Happiness, Fairy of Generosity, Silver, and Diamond in The Sleeping Beauty, Coupava in The Snow Maiden, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, the Sylph in La Sylphide, the Nocturne and Waltz in Les Sylphides, a leading role in Symphonic Variations, the third movement in Symphony in C, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, leading roles in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Disposition, Diversion of Angels, Études, Mark Morris’ Gong, In the Upper Room, Push Comes to Shove, Sechs Tänze, Sinfonietta, Stepping Stones, Symphonie Concertante, Theme and Variations, Variations on ‘America’, Without Words and workwithinwork and featured roles in Ballet Imperial, Cruel World, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes and The Leaves Are Fading. In addition, she created His Experiences in HereAfter, leading roles in The Brahms/Haydn Variations, The Elements, Jump Start and Pièce D’Occasion and featured roles in Moondance, Serious Pleasures, Bum’s Rush, Brief Fling and How Near Heaven.

In October 2002, Tuttle made her Broadway debut as Judy in Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out and was nominated for both the Fred Astaire and Tony Awards.

Ms. Tuttle's performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Five Mile Capital Partners.

Performing in:
  • Romeo and Juliet  7/2/2004
  • Swan Lake  6/17/2004
  • Theme and Variations  5/27/2004, 5/29/2004
  • Coppélia  6/21/2004, 6/26/2004
  • La Bayadère  5/15/2004
  • Mozartiana  5/26/2004, 5/29/2004