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Singer, Songwriter

Instruments (piano, ukulele, guitar),

Dancer (hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap), actress & model) 

"You'll Always Be My Hero"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdWy8EvYBLA

Ashley Marina Yankello a 12 year old multifaceted performer (singer-songwriter, instruments (piano, ukulele, guitar), dancer (hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap), actress & model)

Ashley, daughter of Mark and Nina Yankello, was born on June 16, 2007, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

At the age of 3, Ashley started taking dance lessons at Miller School of Dance located in Kennedy Township.  As her interests for the arts increased, Ashley then joined the Pittsburgh CLO (Civic Light Opera) where she is a student of Jazz, tap, ballet, singing, and acting.  


2016 National StarJewel Pageant 1st Runner-Up,
2015 Washington County Cinderella Pageant Champion, and
she placed in the top 10 out of 117 state finalists in the National American Miss 2014 Princess Division. 

8 Original song & video releases to date including hits "Move a Mountain", "Fire on Ice", "Blooming", "You’ll Always Be My Hero", & "Making My Way Home"


Chosen to perform duet video of "When You Believe" with Jennifer McGill, former Mouseketeer on all 7 seasons of Disney Channel’s New Mickey Mouse Club


Played Young Anna in Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center “Frozen”

(youngest with lead role in cast of 60)


Played child in Netflix Series “Mindhunter” and Sony Pictures “Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story”


Selected Performer


New Year’s Eve Highmark First Night Pittsburgh ('18 & '19)

Harlem Globetrotters World Tour Halftime & Pre-game at PPG Paints Arena Abby Lee Dance Company (’17,’18,'19)

Stars of Tomorrow (21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th)

Opening Ceremony for World’s 1st BRICK makerspace by LEGO

WPXI Holiday Parade live on WPXI-TV Pittsburgh

Opry Mills Nashville Unplugged

Nashville Spotlight and Just Love Music CMA Fest Showcases

Summer Concert Series with Gold Record Group “The Jaggerz”

Charity: American Cancer Society, Heitz of Heaven, Relay for Life, Stay Off the Streets, Brighton Rehab & Wellness Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, Trinity Oaks Care Center




MÓB Radio Artist of the Month and year 

Williams SING-OFF Finalist (2-time, Youngest Finalist in 10 year history of competition)

TalentWatch Ohio 'Dream Night' Champion (Included future music label artists & NBC’s The Voice & ABC’s American Idol contestants)

National Talent America Tri Star Award Winner (Vocal, Acting, & Runway)

Pittsburgh Pirates Oh Say, Can You Sing? Competition Winner

Columbus Got Talent Winner

Columbus Children’s Festival 1st Place (2-time)

National American Miss Top 10 of 117 State Finalists


Feature Articles

EXTRA ORDINARY KIDS Magazine, Stars 2 come Magazine, IN Community Magazine, UNPLUGGED Magazine, Allegheny West Magazine, Beaver County Times, Ellwood City Ledger


Television & Radio Show Guest

WAMO 100.1 FM, WTMH Columbus, WXED 107.3 FM, Ya Jagoff Podcast, Pittsburgh Sportsline


FaceBook :       https://www.facebook.com/IamAshleyMarina Twitter:             https://twitter.com/iamashleymarina 

Colors of the Wind (Disney's Pocahontas) 


Ashley has been chosen to compete in this years AGT (America's Got Talent) 2020

Well Done Ashley!