Thaxton Ashley 2018
Milken Scholar 2010
Scholar Profile

Ashley Thaxton

Performing Arts


Ashley is an actress and arts teacher in New York City. Her credits include "Between," a one-woman show about Beyoncé and Josephine Baker and "Show Us Womanish," an all-female exploration of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. She was recently cast in The Public Theater production of "All the President's Men?" Ashley earned her undergraduate degree from NYU and recently completed a masters in fine arts at Brooklyn College, where she served as a graduate teaching fellow and received the Dean's List academic award. You can visit her at 

High school:  John Marshall High School


College Year Degree
New York University
New York, NY
2014 B.A. Individualized Study, Intersections in Acting, Dance, and Critical Race Theory
Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY
2017 M.F.A. Acting

News and Highlights

Ashley Thaxton (MS '10)

Ready for the stage. Ashley Thaxton, MS ‘10, is one of only four NYU freshman to be cast in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s production of “Alice: Through the Looking-Glass,” a family freindly interpretation of Lewis Carol’s classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” There will be multiple performances in late October and early November at the Press Hall Black Box Theater.