|Education||School of American Ballet|
|Peter de Florio|
|Children||Violet Storm de Florio|
|Current group||New York City Ballet|
Ashley Bouder was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She started ballet when she was six, at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. In 1999, she attended the School of American Ballet, and was invited to stay and train at the winter session.
Bouder joined the New York City Ballet as an apprentice in June 2000, and was promoted to the corps de ballet four months later. She was named a soloist in 2004 and a principal dancer the following year. She has danced Balanchine works such as The Nutcracker and Serenade, and new works such as Alexei Ratmansky's Concerto DSCH and Justin Peck's Pulcinella Variations. In 2019, she won the Prix Benois de la Danse for dancing the role of Swanida in Coppélia.
Bouder helms her own small company, The Ashley Bouder Project, that has mounted several innovative ballet productions in New York over the years, primarily centered on commissioning new works by women choreographers and composers, including her own. Dancers involved with the project include Bouder's NYCB colleagues, such as Sara Mearns, Taylor Stanley and Andrew Veyette. Notable appearances have been at the Joyce Theater in 2015. and at The Symphony Space in 2017, in collaboration with The New York Jazzharmonic. This was the first time that an entire evening of ballet in varied styles was set solely to the accompaniment of a jazz orchestra.
She is married to financier Peter de Florio and gave birth to their daughter, Violet Storm de Florio, on May 4, 2016. As of 2018, she is studying political science at Fordham University part-time.