Ashley was born and raised on the exotic island of O'ahu, Hawai'i. Her career began at just 8 years old when she was selected to perform in the national tour of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" starring Donny Osmond. In 2007 she won the title of Miss Hawai'i and went on to represent her home state in the Miss America Pageant.
July 5th 2007 was named "Ashley Layfield Day" by the State of Hawai'i Governor and Lieutenant Governor for her considerable work with students in the performing arts community as a dance instructor, choreographer, and motivator.
Soon after her reign, she moved to New York City where she quickly landed a spot on the NBA's Nets dance team. She continued to work as a commercial dancer for various off-Broadway productions and was featured in several national commercials for networks including VH1, TLC, and The Cooking Channel. Most recently she was featured in the newest Megan Thee Stallion music video.
Now living in LA, she has spent the last 10 years as a top trainer in the fitness industry sculpting celebrity figures. She co-created The Workout LA, a dance and Pilates inspired workout designed to carefully sculpt long lean muscles.
She is cofounder and creative director for The Heartbeat Movement, a nonprofit dance program for the Los Angeles special needs community.