Ashley Laverty is a theater maker originally from Worcester, Massachusetts. She is the founding Artistic Director of Kerfuffle, a midwestern theater and dance company devoted to creating performances with and for children under 6 years old. Ashley has 10 years of experience teaching and designing theater and creative drama programming with children ages 2-18 years old. Additionally, Ashley is a director, playwright and performer, and has performed and had her work produced nationally at the Omaha Theater Company at The Rose, Brelby Theatre, National Theatre for Children, VEE Corporation, Roxy Regional Theatre, Vital Theatre Company and Storyland. She is the co-chair of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Early Childhood Network and the 2019 Ann Shaw Fellow with TYA/USA. She holds an M.F.A in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. For more information, please visit www.ashleylaverty.com.