Hi my name is Ashley Miller and I am from the bright lights of Las Vegas Nevada. Ever sense I was a little girl I've been enamored by the idea of show business. I mean everywhere I looked in Vegas people were dancing singing and performing. It makes since, after all Las Vegas is the show biz capital of the world. So it was just natural for me growing up to think my destiny would be show business. Looking back though I sometime wonder if I would have played with the same kaleidoscope growing up in Pocatello Idaho. Regardless of my location, I've always been confident of one thing, my love for dance.
Dancing takes me to magical place, a place where I can show my passion, confidence and love. I was first introduced to the power of dance at the age of three, where I quickly found my favorite way to express myself. Learning how to dance was challenging at times but with the hard work and dedication I was able to accomplish many different styles. Ballet gave me elegance and beauty. From there I learn how to move my body. Jazz gave me the confidence and flexibility and later tap became my first love. At the end of the day, none of this would have been possible without the support and encouragement of my family and friends. I do realize all children do not get the same opportunities and I am humbled by my circumstances and experiences.
When I turned pro as a dancer my dreams became realized. From ABC television performances to CBS appearances I felt like I was on top of the world but there was something missing. I started thinking to myself what is the point of having talents if you are not going to do something positive with them. Of course dancing is positive it makes people smile but I wanted to move people. I wanted to help people remember how special they are. For those of you that don't know I am in a children's band called Michael Darby and Smile. Michael shares many of my same thoughts and on an afternoon drive to Laughlin Nevada we decided the answer would be a children's book. A children's book called I Have A Friend Who... Our book is designed to help children recognize and discover the best part of who they are and who they can become. I Have a Friend Who... is a children's book that explores discrimination based on ethnicity, economics, physical attributes and gender and works to solve these problems of discrimination by example. I Have A Friend Who... is my proudest accomplishment. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio friends.
Ashley Miller aka Smile :)
Ashley aka. Smile Biography
"No matter how different we may be from each other, if we treat each other with respect we can always be friends!" - Michael Darby