Ashlyn Ford is a talented teen actress and musician who loves to share her God given gifts and talents with others. She began singing at age five and was first bitten by the acting bug at the young age of seven when she was cast in her first theater production, Les Miserables’, as Little Cosette. From that experience came a deep passion and interest in acting that has culminated in 18 stage productions to date, including two professional productions and multiple lead roles. One of her most recent stage roles was a literal dream come true when she was cast in the title role of Annie. Her performance in Annie, won her the 2018 Robidoux Resident Theater Ruby Award of 'Best Performance by a Youth'.
Most recently, she completed work on two feature films while also keeping up with a busy schedule of summer concert appearances. Her first feature film, Christmas at the Chateau, debuted on cable network, SHOWTIME, on November 2nd, 2019. She is currently enrolled in classes at Commercial Actors Studio in Overland Park, KS, taught by Daniel Compo.
Christmas at the Chateau Lead 2019
Prophesy to the Wind Featured Choir singer *feature film in post-production
Fiddler on the Roof | Bielke | Western Playhouse | Dir. Dr. Bob Willenbrink | 2016
The Music Man | Children's Chorus | Western Playhouse | Dir. Tee Quillin | 2014
Annie | Annie | Robidoux Resident Theater
Les Miserables' | Little Cosette | Robidoux Resident Theater
Matilda the Musical | Amanda Thripp | Robidoux Resident Theater (Upcoming)
A Christmas Carol the Musical | Susan Cratchit, Caroler, Pantomime girl, Elf & Monk | Robidoux Resident Theater
The Wizard of Oz | Munchkin Tot| Robidoux Resident Theater
Elf the Musical | Childrens ensemble | Robidoux Resident Theater
Peter Pan | Little Indian | Robidoux Resident Theater
Disney's Tarzan the Musical | Little Ape | Robidoux Resident Theater
Disney's Beauty and the Beast | Children's Ensemble | Robidoux Resident Theater
Footloose | Kids Ensemble | Robidoux Resident Theater
Seussical Jr. | Jojo | Creative Arts Productions
Aladdin, Jr.| Iago | Creative Arts Productions
Shrek the Musical, Jr. | Peter Pan | Creative Arts Productions
Madagascar, Jr. | Zoo Keeper Zoe, New Yorker, Steak & Lemur
Beauty & the Beast, Jr.| Madame De La Grande Bouche & Silly Girl #3
The Children's Advocacy Center
St. Joseph Christian School Media Blog
The Children's Advocacy Center
Commercial Actors Studio (Commercials, scene study and cold reading) with Daniel Compo (Ongoing)
Screen Actors Studio KC (Commercials and scene study) with Dallas Henry
Commercial Acting Workshop with Heather Laird at Wright Laird Casting
Master Class with Boradway actor Jeff Kready
Master Class with Musician Roddy Barnes
Voice training: 8 years | Piano: 6 years | Guitar: 3.5 years | Choir: 3 years/St. Joseph Youth Chorale |Dance: Ballet, Tap and Jazz at The Dance Arts Center | Acting: RRT Theater Academy |
2018 Robidoux Resident Theater 'Ruby Award' - Best Performance by a Youth - Annie in "Annie"
2019 Robidoux Resident Theater "Ruby Award' - Volunteer of the Year
2018 Missouri Music Educators Association - MMEA Honor Choir
2016, 2017 & 2018 Missouri Chorale Directors Association - MCDA Honor Choir
2017, 2018 & 2019 St. Joseph Area Music Teachers Association-Honors Recital
2016 St. Joseph Mustangs Talent Show 'winner'
2015 St. Joe's Got Talent - '2nd place winner'
2015-2017 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition - Semi-finalist
2019 Celebration of Music talent search contestant: https://www.kq2.com/content/news/St-Joseph-singer-to-compete-in-statewide-talent-show--530502481.html?fbclid=IwAR3YEJsrdUfGQaBHomtBzt_fqPrh3xzLPs727WFBVjr_qfW_X42yCyZFMYA
2019 National Anthem performer for the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, the St. Joseph Kennel Club, Moila Shrine Circus, Amped Up Pro Bull Riding, the St. Joseph Mustangs and Bode Middle School
2018 Music Room performer, Something Else Cabaret performer, Allied Arts Fund Drive featured performer and Robidoux Resident Theater Greatest Hits performer
2018 National Anthem performer for the St. Joseph Kennel Club, the Moila Shrine Circus, Amped Up Pro Bull Riding and the St. Joseph Mustangs
2017 National Anthem performer for the St. Joseph Mustangs and Hillcrest Traditional Housing 'Fall Ball'
2017 & 2018 Something Else Cabaret performer and RRT Music Room performer
2017 Coleman Hawkins Blues Festival performer
2017 & 2018 Trails West! Festival performer
2016 National Anthem performer for the St. Joseph Mustangs
2)Singing/ Alto, Mezzo-soprano, Soprano
3)Guitar acoustic and electric
5)Dance/ Ballet, Tap and Jazz
6)Ukulele & Mandolin
1) A natural leader with a magnetic personality that others are drawn to; always having a positive and professional attitude and mature temperament.
2) Excellent memorization ability and improvisation skills.
3) Patience, stamina and fitness to cope with long days; always willing to show up early and stay late.
4) Takes direction well and pays strict attention to detail.
5) Fashion sense and awareness of trends.
6) Excellent diction and projection ability; good coordination, too.
7) Very charismatic, confident and outgoing; a social butterfly!
8) Honor student and community volunteer.