Not Just A Dance Studio: It’s a Little Girl’s Dream Come True!
At the age of 3, Asha Davis and dance created a bond that could never be broken. She started in the garage of Askew Dancers, and continued to dance at all of her elementary school performances. While in elementary school, Asha auditioned for Elliot Feld’s prestigious school called Ballet Tech. She would attend Ballet classes during school hours after lunch and continue her schoolwork at home. Asha also auditioned for Harlem School of the Arts, where she danced Ballet, Jazz, African, Modern, and Hip Hop after school and for many hours on Saturdays. Her love of dance landed her in Ballet Tech Middle School where she took 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to focus solely on her Ballet technique and performing in large auditoriums of Lincoln Center and Joyce Theatre. She loved ballet but felt as though she was missing the other genres of dance in her life. Therefore, she auditioned for LaGuardia High School and Professional Performing Arts High School and was accepted into both schools. She ultimately chose Professional Performance High School (PPAS) because she wanted to share dance space with the greats at the Ailey Ailey School of Dance. Asha trained for years at the Ailey school and was accepted into the rigorous Ailey Fellowship program where she studied: Ballet, Horton, Graham, Limon, African, and Jazz.
After high school, Asha gave birth to a beautiful little boy. Shortly, after his birth she went back to her elementary school to teach alongside her teachers. But she knew that she needed to make a living to be able to support her bundle of joy. Asha took the next 8 years off from dance to obtain her nursing degree. In 2006, she moved to Auburndale, Florida. In 2008, she found Florida Dance Theatre in Lakeland, Florida and she felt like she could breathe again. She began dancing with companies FrediDance Project and Dawn Branch Works, as if she hadn’t stopped dancing for 8 years. For the last four years she has taught Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary at Crystal’s World of Dance to children ages 7-18. She has also taught Ballet and Jazz to ages 4-6, as well as, ages 55 and up at Ultimate Dance Center. She has choreographed pieces of work for the productions of: The Chocolate Nutcracker, Crystal’s Nutcracker, and Geneva School of the Arts.
Davis Dance Room is not just any dance studio, it is the manifestation of a dream that Asha Davis has worked hard for her whole life.