Asha began dancing at the age of 5 at a local dance studio in New Jersey where she studied thythm tap, hip hop, ballet, & acro-gymnastics. At 16 she joined the Tap City Youth Ensemble (TCYE), a pre-professional tap company directed by The American Tap Dance Foundation. Through the years she’s performed at notable venues such as The Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, The Guggenheim, NJPAC, The Duke Theatre, Symphony Space and had the honor of learning from Olivia Rosenkrantz, Dormeshia Submry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, Harold Cromer, Derick K. Grant, Michelle Dorrance, Brenda Bufalino and more.
This Rutgers Alumnae is way more than just a tap dancer, but an International performer, recording artist, music producer, and a multifarious creative being. Her versatility has led her the opportunity to choreograph for four-time Grammy award winning musician, Esperanza Spalding, work with Hilary Swank, Solange Knowles, and partner with Pharrell Williams’ Billionaire Boys Club brand and Converse Rubber Tracks. You can also catch her on “Mundo-em-Movimento”, a Brazilian TV series highlighting dance disciplines around the world and as a guest dancer/actress in “GRANS”, a new YouTube Kid’s show produced by Jason and Steve Harvey.
Asha is currently a primary dancer in Maurice Chestnut’s Beats, Rhymes, & Tap Shoes show and is a member of Apt33, a NYC based tap company directed by 2018 Emmy Nominee, Chloe Arnold. She consistently performs as a tap dancer and rap artist throughout the US and Europe and is the Founder/Creative Director of Tap Water Dance Academy. When she’s not working, you may or may not find her burning down a kitchen *cues smoke alarm* or spiraling down a rabbit hole on YouTube.