Ashlee Espinosa is reclaiming musical theatre as a device for cultural education and change.
An accomplished actor, director, and educator, she is a true collaborator with every role and creative team. Acting roles include Millie Dillmount (Performance Riverside), Princess Fiona (Center Stage Theatre), and Sally Bowles (Lawrence Welk Theatre). Director/Choreographer credits include American Idiot, Little Women, and The Crucible. Teaching credits include UC Irvine, Fullerton College, and San Diego State University.
Ms. Espinosa inspires, encourages, and empowers others to follow their dreams—no matter what other people say or think. She’s interested in supporting other female artists and diversity within the American theatre, especially telling stories about strong women. She loves challenging the status quo and stereotypes we see in our stories—pushing the boundaries of cultural and theatrical ideals.
She is based in Orange County, CA with her husband Tim Espinosa (Head of Musical Theatre, Fullerton College). She is mother to fur babies, Lily and Lola.