''As for Flak House, I am still hypnotized. I knew you would do spectacular things with the dances. I knew from the dress rehearsal that we had a terrific show. But I didn't know until opening night just HOW TERRIFIC. I sat through the performance spellbound. You have to be the world's greatest director/choreographer.''
–Robert L. Hecker, playwright, lyricist and composer of Flak House and Honestly Abe, both of which Ashley choreographed (and she also directed Flak House) and ran off-Broadway
''I have had the great pleasure of working with Ashley Wren Collins since 2010 as a director on numerous occasions. As an Adjunct Professor at New York University, I have often hired Ashley to direct in our Steinberg Playwriting Lab for MFA and BFA in Dramatic Writing candidates, and each student playwright and burgeoning play has grown tremendously under Ashley’s gentle and clear guidance. She also directed a terrific performance of my musical Is This Heaven, Evan? and a staged reading of The Displaced, for which she received a grant to direct. Most recently, Ashley directed a fast and furious, last minute production of my musical Barbara’s Blue Kitchen. She is talented, hard working and a joy to collaborate with both in class and on stage.''
–Lori Fischer, Playwright, Screenwriter, and Adjunct Professor at New York University
''I have worked with Ashley Wren Collins for several years on two Off-Broadway musicals. Ashley is a multi-talented choreographer, as well as an actor, director, producer, writer and more, and she is extremely reliable and professional. She is very good at leading and organizing teams, and is able to think creatively to solve highly challenging problems, always very successfully.''
–Mike Strozier of La Muse Venale, producer of Flak House and Honestly Abe, both of which Ashley choreographed (and she also directed Flak House)
''As a director, I've had the great pleasure of working with choreographer Ashley Wren Collins on multiple projects since 1997, and her depth of understanding strong storytelling with joyous movement always leads to showstopping musical numbers. Whether it be a classical ballet, contemporary jazz or traditional musical theater, she brings an electric flare to everything she stages. My favorite experience was a true collaboration on the original revue Foxy Ladies Love/Boogie 70's Explosion which I conceived and Ashley's contributions were endless. Confined to a tiny space, Ashley choreographed every sequence for our cast of five with precision, recreating the feel and the mood of the sometimes turbulent but always groovy decade and stopping the show numerous times. I never need to say much to Ashley for her to understand what is needed, she just 'gets' it.''
–Fritz Brekeller, Director of Godspell, And the World Goes Round, Once Upon a Mattress (all at Stagedoor Manor), and Foxy Ladies Love/Boogie 70's Explosion (which ran off-Broadway for over a year), all of which Ashley choreographed
''Ashley is a creative and thoughtful choreographer. She takes great care to tell the story and create the world of the show through dance. She always has wonderful ideas, but is open to criticism and the ideas of others. She's well-versed in many styles of dance. She's also a lot of fun. I love working with Ashley.''
–Erica Jensen, NYC Casting Director for Calleri Casting and Director of Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, the web series and full length musical comedy, both of which Ashley choreographed