Ashreale McDowell | Assistant Artistic and Executive Director
Ashreale is a native of St. Louis, MO. She discovered her passion for dance at Central Visual and Performing
Arts high school and was awarded a pre-professional scholarship to COCA.
Despite the struggles of starting dance at a late age, COCA helped her to grow and develop her
technique. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Webster University. It was there at
Webster where she was able to deepen her training and discover her artistry as a mover and
She has had the wonderful opportunity to work with artists such as Alicia Graf, Antonio Douthit-
Boyd, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Leonard Cruz, Jimena Paz, Jessica Taylor, Alana Marie Urda, Lynn Bobzin, and
David Marchant. As a teenager she performed in AIDA and High School Musical at The Muny. She has
performed in The Wiz and The Black Nativity at The Black Rep. Ashreale has studied and performed in Italy.
She is a teaching artist with Springboard, COCA, Gateway Center of Performing Arts, and Consuming Kinetics
Dance Company. She has trained and performed with Beyond Measure Dance Theater under the Executive
and Artistic direction of Alicia Sunshine Gbaho. Since winter of 2015, Ashreale has been a company dancer
with Consuming Kinetics Dance Company under the Executive and Artistic direction of Arica Brown. In the Fall
of 2016, she made her debut as a choreographer in Consuming Kinetics Dance Company's professional
Concert, Take Root. Since then she has been a resident choreographer for Consuming Kinetics Dance
Company and has worked with Ignite Theater. In the Spring of 2018, Ashreale became the Assistant Artistic
and Executive Director of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company.