Ashley Coupal (Canada)
1st Year with Orlando Ballet II
Ashley Coupal is from Vancouver BC and began her ballet career at VJPD with Kathryn Long and at Goh Ballet Academy, working with National Ballet of Canada Principal, Chan Hon Goh. She’s trained summers at Canada’s National Ballet School, Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and was a recipient of ABT’s exclusive “National Training Scholar” program. Ashley joined Orlando Ballet’s Trainee Program in 2019 and for 2020 is grateful to be promoted to OB’s Second Company.
Ashley is a World Ballet Competition Gold medalist, a 3 time Youth America Grand Prix 1st Place winner, a 2 time winner of the Prix D’Or Trophy at the Global Dance Challenge and a medalist at the Japan Grand Prix Competition held in Tokyo. At 16, Ashley performed her first full-length ballet as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, partnering with Isaac Wright of National Ballet of Canada. Ashley has performed other principal and soloist roles in Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Paquita, Cinderella, and performed multiple works with Orlando Ballet, including Robert Hill’s iconic Vampire’s Ball.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2020