Her father was born in Poland and her mother is of Polish descent; when they were getting married, they searched the phone book for English-sounding names and changed the family name to Denby-Ashe, based on two names they liked.
Fluent in English, Polish and French.
Began ballet lessoons at age 2, before moving to tap dancing at 5.
Appeared in the West End play Sweet Panic in 2003, opposite Jane Horrocks.
Starred in Love, Love, Love at the Drum Theatre in Plymouth, England in 2010.