Ashreale McDowell is a native of St. Louis, MO. She discovered her passion for dance in high school, at Central Visual and Performing Arts. She was rewarded with a pre-professional scholarship to COCA. Through the tough struggles of starting dance at a really late age, COCA helped her grow and develop her technique. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Webster University. It was there, at Webster, where she was able to not only deepen her training as dancer, but discover her artistry as a mover and performer. She has performed at The Black Rep and at The Muny. Ashreale has studied and performed in Italy. She is a teaching artist with Springboard to Learning, COCA and Gateway Center of Performing Arts. As a company artist, she has trained and performed with Beyond Measure Dance Theater, under the direction of Alicia Sunshine Gbaho. Since winter of 2015, Ashreale has been a company dancer with Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (CKDC) under the Executive and Artistic direction of Arica Brown. In the fall of 2016, she made her debut as a choreographer in CKDC’s professional Concert, Take Root. Since then she has been a resident choreographer for CKDC and has worked with Ignite Theater. In the spring of 2018, Ashreale became the Assistant Artistic and Executive Director of CKDC.

Ashreale McDowell’s Programs

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