About Ballet Magnificat!
The People of Ballet Magnificat!
Alpha Company Student ApprenticeAshton Gordon grew up in Orlando, Florida dancing with Showtime dance studios from ages 3-8. She then began dancing with the Central Florida Ballet where she studied under Vasile Petruchio and Vladimir Bykov until her senior year of high school. At 17, Ashton moved to Toronto to further her ballet training at the National Ballet School of Canada. During her years in Toronto, Ashton had the privilege of training under Deborah Hess, Peggy Baker, Raymond Smith, Shaun Amyot and Vera Timashova with guest teachers from the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Ballet School, the Royal Danish Ballet, and the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf of Germany. Her repertoire consists of Serenade, Yondering, Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, and Paquita among others. Moving to Jackson after Ballet Magnificat! Summer Dance Intensive in 2017, Ashton began the Trainee Program, touring Ballet Magnificat!’s production of Deliver Us nationally and internationally to Mexico and Honduras. In August of 2018, she joined the Alpha Company as a Student Apprentice.