Here’s the second Miami Heat dancer we’re pointing out for you this season. Another veteran as she’s been on the dance team a few years. But if you don’t know Ashley A., you will nowâ€¦
# Name: Ashley A.
# Aside from dancing, my ideal job would be: A sports news reporter or an actress making movies with Julia Roberts
# Birthday: August 5
# Do you have any nicknames?: Triple A
# During the off season I . . . : Try and take some time off, catch up on school, and spend time with family and friends.
# Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
# If you looked in my trunk you would find: Everything…school books, clothes, hair dryer, HEAT dancer posters. You name it, I have it.
# If you were a superhero what would your super power be: Teleporting, so I can travel anywhere in the world
# In five years I see myself . . . : Finished with school and supporting myself and starting my career
# Most memorable moment as a HEAT Dancer?: Flying to New York to shoot for Sports Illustrated as a rookie. I was only on the team for two months, and I was honored to be given an opportunity like that.
# My advice to young dancers: Continue training and follow your dreams. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.
# My dance icon is: Michael Jackson
# My friends would say my best quality is: Loyalty
# Name something you would only do once in your lifetime: Swimming with sharks
# Occupation: Student/Dance Teacher
# People would never believe that I accomplished . . . : Shooting for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. I still don’t believe it!
# Quote to live by: “If you have lemons make lemonade”
# What are your hobbies?: Dancing, singing, acting, watching movies, and spending time with my family
# What book are you reading now?: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson
# What is your alma mater? (college): Florida Atlantic University
# What is your background/nationality?: Mostly Spanish and Swedish
# What is your biggest pet peeve?: Drivers on I-95
# What is your dream vacation?: Traveling to Greece, Italy, and Spain
# What is your favorite food?: Sushi and Mexican
# What is your favorite holiday?: Christmas
# What is your favorite movie?: I have many, but some of my favorites are Pretty Woman, Braveheart, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Father of the Bride
# What is your favorite song?: Right now I have Darius Rucker “Alright” on repeat in my car
# What is your favorite type of music?: Country
# What place would you like to visit?: I’m due to go back to Disney World for a weekend. I love how you can be a kid again every time you’re there
# What’s your guilty pleasure?: Ice Cream and going to the movie theater by myself!
# Who is your hero?: My mother for raising my sister and me as a single parent.
# Why did you choose to be a Miami HEAT Dancer?: The HEAT Dancers have a presence and poise about them. They are unique, and I wanted to be a part of the best dance team out there
# Professional dance experience: I was a ballroom dancer and did tons of professional competitions! I also have been blessed to teach dance and work in the entertainment industry.
# Years on the Squad?: 3