Ashton Roxander


Meet Ashton

Hometown: Medford, Oregon
Ashton Roxander began his dance training at age three. He studied exclusively with his parents at their schools until age 16 when he was offered a full-merit scholarship to Boston Ballet School’s summer intensive, which he attended for two summers before being asked to join their trainee program in 2015, also on full scholarship.

Ashton joined Pennsylvania Ballet as a member of PBII for our 2016/2017 season and was promoted to corps de ballet for the 2017/2018 season. He has performed with the company in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, and Angel Corella’s Le Corsaire.

Ashton has also performed in several musical theatre productions in Southern Oregon, including the featured role of Winthrop in The Music Man with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. As well, he was awarded 1st place in the men’s/women’s classical division at both the 2015 and 2016 Youth America Grand Prix semifinals in Seattle.


“Ballet has given me a purpose. For me, improving as a dancer means improving as a person. It has taught me more about myself than anything in my life.”
– Ashton Roxander


Ashton comes from a dance family! His parents trained him in dance since he was a little kid. He’s also a huge comic book geek and usually spends his spare time drawing superheroes.


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Performance Highlights:

With Pennsylvania Ballet:

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Candy Cane)
  • Swan Lake (Benno)
  • TILT (world premiere)
  • Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio)


  • Episode 31 (company premiere)
  • Jewels
  • Theme and Variations
  • For Four

With The School of Pennsylvania Ballet:

  • Peter Pan (Peter)
Ashton Roxander | Photo: Arian Molina Soca
Ashton Roxander Gallery 1

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