Feature of the Week: Dallas Mavs Dancer Ashley

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Mavs Fanatic Feature of the Week—Being an MFFL is something to be proud of. It’s a community of hardcore Mavericks fans dedicated to one thing and one thing only: supporting the Dallas Mavericks. MFFL’s are a tight-knit group that have long been recognized as one of the best fan bases in the NBA. Each week we’ll feature key individuals that help drive the MFFL community, including fans, writers, Mavericks’ staff and dancers brought to you by staff writer Michael Lark.

About

Hometown: El Paso, Texas.

Birthday: December 8.

Occupation: Social media and marketing coordinator at Rio Ritz Boutique and part-time externship coordinator at Career Educational Services.

Tenure: 4th year veteran.

Favorites:

Mavs Player: Dirk Nowitzki.

Movie: Love and Basketball and This Christmas.

Music: I love anything with a catchy beat! Chris Brown, Beyonce, J. Cole, and Tori Kelly are a few of my favorites!

Food: Sushi.

Dance Icon: Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, and Michael Jackson

Holiday: Christmas, because of our Williams family Christmas dinner and being able to spend time with my mom, and dad’s side of the family.

Quote: Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

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Fun facts:

Three words to describe me: Passionate, ambitious, and supportive.

What was your favorite TV show growing up? My favorite TV show growing up was definitely the Rugrats. I actually still watch it lol!

What is your guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure is candy. I love skittles and sweet tarts.

What is your favorite dance style? Hip-hop is definitely my favorite style! Also, I love to hit the Nae Nae and the Quan lol.

If you looked in my trunk you would find: A bunch of mavericks posters & calendars for the most part I keep my trunk pretty clean.

Name something you would only do once in your lifetime: Skydiving or bungee jumping.

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island? Water, food, and a cellular device.

What are three items you cant leave home without? My cell phone, my keys and my purse.

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Who is the biggest influence in your life? My parents! They mean everything to me.

When you turn on your computer, what’s the first website you visit? Pinterest. I love pinning different ideas to my boards.

What actress would play you in your life story? Taylour Paige

What is something that most people wouldn’t know about you? I was born in Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas because my dad was station there in the military. I didn’t move to Dallas until I was six years old.

What is your most memorable moment as a Mavs Dancer? My most memorable moment was whenever I was chosen to represent the Mavericks Dancers at the 2016 All-star game, because it was so unexpected and I thought someone was actually getting proposed to lol… I definitely felt so honored and grateful for the once in a lifetime opportunity.

During the offseason I… Definitely love to travel, take different workout classes, and spend time with my family and close friends.

My advice to young dancers: is to always follow your heart and go after your aspirations in life. Remember that your greatest talent is so much more powerful than your biggest fear. Never let your fear decide your future. I never would’ve thought that my dream of becoming a Mavericks dancer would come true. I took the leap of faith and followed my heart and went after my dream to tryout for the best dance team in the NBA and here I am now! Never give up!

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