Ash-Leigh began taking classes at 5 years old. Throughout her competing career Ash-Leigh was an Australian Ballroom dance and Latin Dance finalist and at age 13 she travelled overseas where she won both the Junior World Gold Cup and became Junior British Jive Champion. She was an Australian Junior Dance Champion, Australian 10 dance Champion and represented Australia at the World Amateur 10 Dance Championships. In 2009 Ash-Leigh was a finalist on the Australian reality TV show So You Think You can Dance?. Ashleigh then danced her way to the Grand Final of series 9 of Dancing With the Stars partnering with Australian TV host Matt White. Ash-Leigh joined BURN THE FLOOR in 2002.