On the Couch with Ashley Wallen

Arts Review On the Couch Ashley WallenWho is Ashley Wallen?
Ashley Wallen is a choreographer dancing his way through life!

What would you do differently to what you do now?

Who inspires you and why?
My mother – she is so strong and she has put up with me for 36 years.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would make everyone take yoga or meditation so everyone was calm and peaceful in the world.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Italy for the food, wine and the best scenery in the world.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
The BOX cabaret club in London – it’s the best night out!

What are you currently reading?
Grace Jones autobiography

What are you currently listening to?
Kylie Minogue Christmas – for her upcoming show.

Happiness is?
A good glass of red wine.

What does the future hold for you?
More fun I hope!

Ashley Wallen has choreographed for many leading artists in the music industry including Kylie Minogue, Hugh Jackman, Charlotte Church, Madonna, Seal, Dido, Black Eyed Peas, Will Young and Jessie J. Ashley has also choreographed award-winning commercials including Evian roller babies and the T-Mobile flashmob in Liverpool St Station London.

His work has also extended to theatre with the successful burlesque show in London’s West End, The Hurly Burly Show and Ghost the Musical on Broadway, West End, Seoul, South Korea, UK Tour, US Tour and Asian Tour.

Ashley is currently choreographing Ghost The Musical, which makes its Australian Premiere at the Adelaide Festival Centre on Saturday 9 January 2016, before touring to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. For more information, visit: www.ghostthemusical.com.au for details.

Image: Ashley Wallen