Ashna is a proud of alumni of the Hunt Academy for Young Actors.
Since leaving HAYA in 2014, Ashna has had the opportunity to work in many different parts of the industry as an actress, theatre maker and writer. She is also a very keen writer and has recently been apart of the Royal Court Writers Group, as well as the London Voices group for the BBC Writers Room.
Ashna loves working with young people and watching them grow, she is passionate about passing on her extensive knowledge and audition technique experience to help the students at HAYA achieve their full potential as artists.
In 2015, Ashna gained a place at the prestigious drama school, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she achieved a BA Honours in Acting. Since graduating in 2018, Ashna’s acting credits include:
Theatre: BLANK (Donmar Warehouse), Top Girls (National Theatre), Trojan Horse (Lung/Leeds Playhouse), Santi & Naz (Vaults Festival). As well as many other theatre credits whilst training.
Television: All The Small Things (BBC), Pickle Jar (NBC Universal), Sex Education (Netflix), Year of the Rabbit (Channel 4), Bounty (Channel 4), Indian Summers (Channel 4), Is This Thing On? (BBC).
Radio: Electric Decade: The Good Soldier (BBC Radio 4), Bottled (BBC Radio 4), Deacon: Moonlight on Water (BBC Radio 4), Splott (BBC Radio Wales), Dangerous Visions: Perimeter (BBC Radio 4), Where This Service Will Continue (BBC Radio 4).
Acting Tutor and LAMDA coach
Isla Jackson Ritchie
Acting Tutor and LAMDA Coach
Acting Tutor and Movement Specialist
Acting tutor and Audition Specialist