In 2016, Ashleigh released her third single and music video, “Slay,” an upbeat, empowering song about the power that girls have to change the world and to “fight for freedom and the choice.”
Ashleigh studies dance 20 hours per week and recalls a quote she heard when describing her greatest passion, “Take my arm, I won’t climb… take my hand, I won’t write… take my leg, I will still dance.”
Ashleigh made her solo debut as a singer and dancer at nine years old with her first single release and music video, “Let’s Go!” Ashleigh was invited to South Carolina to headline the 2015 Charleston Kids Fair where she premiered her follow-up original song, “Can You Feel It?” In April 2015, Ashleigh released a behind-the-scenes video which chronicled the highlights of her journey to Charleston, South Carolina.
Ashleigh has appeared in several music videos, commercials and on stage at major performing arts venues across the country. She loves school and competing with her dance competition team. At four years old, she played the role of “the Angel,” in the 2010 remake of “One Little Christmas Tree,” released by her then, 10-year-old brother, Oliver Richman. The song was written by legendary songwriter, Ron Miller – Oliver and Ashleigh’s grandfather. Ashleigh has toured across the country making numerous guest appearances in “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” to rave reviews, performing alongside the character of “Sammy Davis, Jr.” in “Candy Man.”
Ashleigh was born into a long lineage of world-class entertainers, writers, musicians, and performers. Ashleigh’s paternal grandfather, legendary comedian, Buddy Hackett, was the 2003 recipient of the prestigious Disney Legends Award for his significant contribution to the Walt Disney Company.
Ashleigh’s maternal grandfather, legendary songwriter, Ron Miller, has written some of the biggest hit songs in history, recorded by the most successful recording artists of all time. Included amongst his many hits are standards such as, “For Once in My Life,” “Touch Me in the Morning,” “Heaven Help Us All,” “A Place in the Sun,” “Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday,” “I’ve Never Been to Me,” “Someday at Christmas” and “If I Could.” Ron’s “Heaven Help Us All,” the last song ever recorded by Ray Charles, won a Grammy in 2005 and “For Once in My Life,” one of the most recorded songs in history, won three Grammy Awards in 2007 for the Tony Bennett/Stevie Wonder collaboration and was inducted into the 2009 Grammy Hall of Fame. Ron was the recipient (posthumously) of the Heroes and Legends Award in 2007 for lifetime achievement in songwriting.
Ashleigh’s parents, Lisa Dawn Miller and Sandy Hackett are accomplished writers, producers, directors and multi-faceted entertainers of live theatrical productions, music, film and television.
Ashleigh’s big brother, multi-talented 16-year-old singer/actor, Oliver Richman, has released numerous singles and music videos including, “For Once in My Life – The 50th Anniversary Release,” “Count on Me,” “Believe” and most recently, “Celebrate Me Home.” When Oliver was ten years old, he was invited by Stevie Wonder to share the stage at L.A. Live, where he received a standing ovation from over 7,500 people. He was featured on Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studio’s “The Young Icons,” a nationally syndicated television show about young people changing the world. He appeared in the pilot episode of NBC’s “Mr. Robinson,” starring Craig Robinson.
Ashleigh is a 5th grader in Los Angeles. She loves music, dance, school and getting together with her friends.
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