Ashani is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University where she obtained her BA Stage and Screen major with a focus in Stage Management. Born in Charlotte, NC, Ashani began her theatrical journey performing at the age of 8 and studying musical theatre at Northwest School of the Arts from sixth to twelfth grade. She started out in the BFA musical theatre program at WCU until her sophomore year where she found her calling in directing and stage management.
Upon switching to her new major, the endless work and opportunities began almost immediately. She was the Asst. Stage Manager and Asst. Director for the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival's opening show, "Jelly's Last Jam". She has also served as an assistant director, assistant stage manager, and stage manager for multiple main-stage productions in the School of Stage and Screen while also directing independent projects with WCU's Black Theatre Ensemble in which she also served as the Vice President from 2019-2021.
Currently, Ashani is the Program Director for the Theatre Gap Initiative in Charlotte. When she is not working on the program or productions, Ashani enjoys spending time with family and friends, binging new Netflix and Hulu shows, and working with her beloved sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.