2018 Rowe Scholar: Ashley Balfour

Tyra VanrielAshley Balfour, from Windsor, CT, is an accomplished dancer. She’s been dancing since the age of three and is trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Whether it’s a softer, elegant style or a sharp and edgy style, she loves being able to transfer her emotions into a story using dance. A graduate of East Catholic High School, Ashley is a nursing major. She’s been influenced by her elementary school nurse and audiologists who have advocated for her own health and success. She’s currently interested in a variety of areas of nursing, from Zika virus research to medical spas. Ashley works for a nurse practitioner at a medical spa and has seen life changing results for patients who improve their self-image, self-esteem, and quality of life.