Creative Director

Ashante Green - Dance Institute of Washington

Ashanté Green

A native of Ft. Washington, Maryland, Ashanté Green studied dance at the Dance Institute of Washington (DIW) where she trained in many styles of dance beginning at the age of seven. She simultaneously danced in the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Pre-Professional Residency program at the Kennedy Center for 11 years, working closely with the company’s then Artistic Director, Arthur Mitchell. In May 2014, Ashanté received a BFA degree in dance from Shenandoah University. Ashanté returned to Shenandoah University the fall of 2014 and received a Master of Science degree in Performance Arts Leadership and Management the spring of 2015. After graduating, Ashanté returned to The Dance Institute of Washington to work under Fabian Barnes. She currently serves as the School Manager, overseeing DIW’s Pre-Professional training program and bi-annual productions.