Ashley Murphy has been with Dance Theater of Harlem since 2003.
Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Ms. Murphy was a member of the Louisiana Dance Theatre, which she represented in the Regional Dance America performance at the International Ballet Competition. She has traveled the United States and the world as a member of Harlem's esteemed dance company, and she has even performed with the Moscow State Ballet. She was also chosen for a new dance created Christopher L. Huggins that was commissioned for Dancers Responding to AIDS.
She is undoubtedly one of Dance Theatre of Harlem's brightest stars, as evidenced by the glamour photo of her for Pointe magazine below.
Yes, that really is her dog. :-D