Ashani Mfuko is a Social Media Marketing Strategist, Online Branding Specialist, Business Coach, Speaker, Writer, Professional Dancer, and Executive Producer. She is the Founder of Kiner Enterprises, a dance marketing, branding, and media company, and the Host and Executive Producer of the “Inside New York City Dance” television show on MNN.
Ashani Mfuko is a New York City native, and graduated from Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, and in Hispanic Studies. Ashani received much of her training from the The Ailey School, and is trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, West-African, Latin, and Ethnic-Fusion dance. Her Jazz dance training came from master teachers including Fred Benjamin, Sylvia Wong, Patti Wilcox, Sue Samuels, and Jay T. Jenkins. Ashani has made appearances on The Tyra Banks Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Good Morning America, Showtime at the Apollo, NY1 News, The Bill Cunningham Show, in films, music videos, and live performances at venues including; Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joyce — Soho, and the 92nd St. Y. Ashani has taught dance classes at The Ailey Extension, Steps on Broadway, Ballet Hispanico, and many dance schools throughout the New York Metropolitan area.
She has been featured in Dance Mogul magazine, Inside Woman magazine, & Dance Studio Life magazine, as well as various dance blogs online. She is the author and creator of the, “Finance Your Dance: How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit“ e-book and workshop, and her dance blog won the Reader’s Choice, “Top Dance Business Blog” of the year award, two years in a row. She is a leader in the field of social media marketing, online branding, and media for the dance biz, and is very well-known and sought-after as a dance performer and dance teacher in the New York City dance community.
Ashani is currently on staff at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York city, and teaches Advanced Jazz classes for their Jazz & Contemporary program & Ballet program. She also consults as their Social Media Marketing Strategist and Manager.
“I am here to inspire, encourage, and motivate others to discover their unique purpose and greatness, while sharing the love of Jesus Christ.” ~ Ashani Mfuko
What people are saying…
“Out of all you do for everyone I wanted to stop and say a word or two to YOU. I want to thank you for your heart of service toward people. Your transparency, wisdom and how you share w/so many FREELY. You are an awesome woman with so many personal and professional hats. So today I take a moment and celebrate YOU! I am excited to see your “Next”! We haven’t a clue what God is going to do…;-)” ~ LaShanna Leonard
“You are absolutely correct about Ashani! She’s the BEST! I Thank God for her spirit, & her inspiration to help & Bless others. There are still AMAZING people in the World…I’m so happy I had the opportunity to have her in my Life!!” ~ Germaine Goodson
“Feeling deflated: think I need a date w/ my Finance Your Dance: How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit textbook for inspiration.” ~ Sarah Jean Kaye
“I have no doubt that it’s your open, genuine, giving personality that allows you to be so successful at social media marketing. People who are, find it easy and natural. People who are scared to come out from behind a logo and broadcast marketing, will find it very difficult, I think. Kudos to you for helping dance studio owners to achieve the success that you have.” ~ Jenise Fryatt
A message from Ashani…
I would sum myself up in a few words: Positive, Passionate, Driven, Motivated, Determined, Tenacious, and Unstoppable! Okay, that was more than a few words! I am a native New Yorker, lover of Jesus Christ, and vegan foodie. I spent a large portion of my childhood growing up in New Jersey, but I am 100% New Yorker! I am happily married to a fellow creative artist and entrepreneur, and enjoy married life with my hubby here in NYC.
I am an eternally positive person, and I am here to give, and to be a blessing to others, while helping you pursue your passion, and create the life you’ve always wanted! I’ve been through many ups and downs in my life, but one thing remains the same. No matter how many times I get knocked down, I get back up. This is very much due to my faith in God.
It is my life’s purpose to help you discover your God-given purpose, and explore ways to share your gifts with as many people as possible, while building a profitable and prosperous lifestyle. I look forward to working with you! Contact me anytime!
Dancing through life,