Phillips, Ashira

Ashira Ramani Phillips is studying at Spelman College to earn her BA in Dance Performance and Choreography, and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Her dance career started at Creative Dance Center in Ashburn, VA where she trained in the CDC company alongside the world renowned Tokyo Company. Ashira then went to train at the illustrious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC, where she was pre-professionally trained in Vaganova Ballet and Lester Horton Technique by world renowned dance pioneers Katherine Smith, Charles Augins, Nikki Sutton-Makki, and Sandra Fortune-Green. During her time there, she joined the Katherine Smith Contemporary Dance Ensemble, where she was professionally trained in other dance styles and techniques. Ashira later moved to Atlanta to attend Spelman College, where her teaching journey began. She began teaching at Dynamic Dance Academy where she was a tumble tots dance teacher for ages 3-6. She then taught at a summer camp called the School Kids Club, working as a dance teacher and creative director, teaching kids from ages 4-16, and created numerous dance works for her children to perform. Ashira has been in numerous dance shows, and has danced on Persian TV, Spelman Dance Theater, is a vet of the Maroon Muses of the AUC, and background dancing for single release parties at Tree Sound Studios. She is currently on the Morehouse Collegiate Dance Team, and is looking forward to sharing her passion and skills with the next generation of upcoming Artists.