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Scholar Profile

Ashley Thaxton-Stevenson

Performing Arts


Ashley Renee Thaxton-Stevenson (she/her/hers) is a theatre artist, educator, and arts administrator originally from Southern California, with Black, white, and Korean ancestors. Her work is focused on antiracist actor training, collaborative rehearsal practices, and contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare. Currently, she is the Senior Manager of Education Programs at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, an Adjunct Faculty Member with NYU’s Program in Educational Theatre, and a Core Acting Ensemble Member of the Verbatim Performance Lab. Ashley holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College and a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. To learn more about her recent theater work and to read her Artistic Ethos statement, visit

High school:  Marshall Fundamental


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-Stevenson (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.