Ashley Marie

2 Year Veteran - 2012, 2013

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD

Occupation: Academic advisor

Education: B.A. Psychology, M.A. Counseling

Dance Background & Experience: Twelve years of studio training in ballet, tap, and jazz; dance team in high school and college.

Words to live by/favorite quote: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement." – Helen Keller

Five words that describe you: Responsible, quiet, kind, optimistic, authentic


  • Former Player: Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin
  • Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • DFW Area Restaurant: Boulevardier
  • Article of Clothing: Sundress
  • Phone App: Instagram
  • Cartoon Character: The entire cast of Peanuts
  • TV Show: Pretty Little Liars
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Charity: The Salvation Army
  • Ice Cream: Strawberry
  • Junk Food Weakness: Sweet, salty, creamy, name it, it’s a weakness!

One thing most people would be surprised to learn is... I’ve never broken a bone.

Biggest Fear: Confined spaces; I’m extremely claustrophobic.

What would be your superpower?: Invisibility

Most Embarrassing Moment: Last year, during the Monday Night Football game, I tripped over a fan’s handbag on the way up to the touchdown deck. I fell and hit my head on the metal handrail. Both my forehead and ego were a little bruised!

Dream Job: Growing up, I wanted to be a clinical psychologist, but in recent years, I’ve become a bit of a foodie. My ultimate dream job would be to host a show on Food Network or Cooking Channel.

Dream Vacation Destination: A culinary tour of France. Yum!

Why did you decide to audition for the DCC?: This is a world-class organization that is respected and admired by millions. It provides a unique opportunity to combine my enthusiasm for football, dance and performing with opportunities to give back to the community.

What are some of your DCC highlights?: Being in the company of such ambitious, accomplished young women. My teammates inspire me to give my best each and every day.

Advice for someone who dreams of becoming a DCC: Take dance classes, stretch, study the Cowboys, and most of all, believe that you can do it!