Ashley Eaves Sonnier is in her fourth season with Thrive Ballet is looking forward to continuing to perform with Thrive in the 2020/2021 season. She started dancing at the age 3 in tap, ballet, and jazz at Dance Stop Centre in Louisiana. While attending McNeese University to pursue a degree in Accounting, she joined Lake Charles Civic Ballet and became principal dancer. While dancing with Lake Charles Civic Ballet, she held roles such Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty and performed original choreography by Elizabeth Gates to "Psalm of Spring." After college, Ashley moved to Houston, Texas for an accounting job and had her first taste of the aerial arts. In 2016, she moved to Colorado and started pursuing dance and aerial arts more passionately. She has trained and performed with Gravity Aerial Arts, Iluminar Aerial, and MOTH. During 2017, Ashley began dancing with Thrive Ballet and has become more passionate about ballet thanks to the tutelage of Jill Oliver. Ashley has also performed as a Company Member with Davis Contemporary Dance from 2018 to 2020. In addition to dancing, Ashley also is Assistant Artistic Director and Company Member for In The Wings Aerial, an aerial dance company. Ashley is in her fifth season with Thrive Ballet.