Ashton trained at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and graduated with a first-class honours degree. He has worked extensively with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures dance company, first appearing in Lord of the Flies (2014), Romeo + Juliet (2019) at Sadler’s Wells and the Doorstep Duets tour (2022). Ashton joined the Akram Khan Company in 2019, performing in Wembley Arena as part of Bellator MMA which aired on Channel 4 and Channel 5, in addition to appearing in Khan’s documentary Extreme Combat: The Dancer and the Fighter. Ashton played the lead role in the animated dance film Breathless Puppets, choreographed by Khan and directed and illustrated by the BAFTA nominated Naaman Azhari. Other highlights include performing Damien Jalet’s Tarantiseismic with the National Youth Dance Company in 2017. Ashton made his West End debut in 2022 starring in House of Flamenka by Arlene Phillips and James Cousins.