Ashlee Nino was born on January 11, 1985 in Forth Worth, Texas but is currently residing in Sherman Oaks, California. She started dancing when she was just a child and got her formal training at Missi's Dance Station for 5 years for clogging, Kendyl's Dance Academy for 3 years of jazz and Irish step, Dancin' Feet for 11 years of ballet and Power House for 2 years of hip hop.
Ashlee became a top 20 finalist on Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance. She was partnered with Ben Susak
for the first two weeks, then Dmitry Chaplin
. On Week 3, she was eliminated along with Musa Cooper