Asha Gangolli, a native of Evanston IL, began her dance training locally with Kerry Hubata and Bea Rashid. As a student she trained across the U.S. with Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, and as a trainee with The Joffrey Ballet under the tutelage of Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik. During this time she worked and performed with the company in Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker, as well as Stanton Welch’s La Bayadere and Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet. Since joining the Alabama Ballet in 2014, Asha has performed soloist roles in Rodger Van Fleteren’s Dracula and Cinderella, Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs as well as George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Asha is on faculty at the Alabama Ballet School and also teaches classical Pilates in the Birmingham area.