Pieces of a Dream Dance Theatre
Ashley SK Davis, Executive & Artistic Director
Ashley SK Davis (formally Ashley L. Sullivan-Kirksey) is a native of Wilmington, Delaware. She began her stage career at the age of 3 and is formally trained in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, African dance forms, and Irish Step dancing. A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Ashley was quite involved with the arts while on campus. As a member of the Spelman College Dance Theatre and Mahogany in Motion Dance Team, Ashley studied under Nathan Trice, a regular choreographer for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. In addition to the countless productions in which she performed, she also directed and choreographed for several shows including the Ms. Spelman Coronation for Spelman College and the Miss Black and Gold Pageant for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Ashley’s dance credits also include serving as a dancer for Usher and an assistant choreographer for Six Flags Fright Fest. In 2007, Ashley's choreography was presented as a part of the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance 75th Anniversary Celebration, which included a new stage play by Pearl Cleage about the life of Coretta Scott King. In addition to serving as the Executive and Artistic Director of Pieces of a Dream, Inc., Ashley is also a Teaching Artist in Drama and Dance for the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DIAE) and the Wolf Trap Institute, an organization dedicated to arts-infused early education. Ashley also teaches for Steppin' Out Dance Center (Oxford, PA) and First State Ballet Theatre (Wilmington, DE).
Ashlei G. Randolph
Ashlei started dancing at the age of 3 at Jean Ferrill School of Dance where she began learning the basic techniques of ballet, tap, and jazz. Dancing, which started as a hobby, quickly grew to become a part of her life. Ashlei's mentor was dance teacher Heidi Yancey-Mosley. She encouraged her to start auditioning for shows to get more theatre exposure. Ashlei's first show was a part in the "Velveteen Rabbit," with ODC Dance Company from San Francisco, CA. Ashlei has also performed in "Charlotte's Web" and "The Phantom Tollbooth" at the Delaware Theatre Company. At age 14, she auditioned to dance at the summer-intensive dance program at the Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York. The following summer, she trained at Philadanco in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ashlei is a Hampton University Alumni, and danced with Hampton’s Terpsichorean Dance Company for 4 years. She was the choreographer for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Wilmington Alumnae Chapter’s 2008 presentation of Jabberwock. She is a seven year member of Pieces of a Dream and currently teaches Contemporary, Jazz, and Musical Theater. Ashlei truly believes that “dance expresses the soul in a way that words never could.”