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Nhyira Asante
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Nhyira Oforiwaa Asante is a 21-year-old New York City-based Ghanaian-American dancer, choreographer, and model from the Bronx. She graduated magna cum laude from New York University, where she earned a degree in dance from the Tisch School of the Arts, alongside a degree in sociology from the College of Arts and Sciences. Her unwavering commitment to her craft blossomed at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she majored in dance, further solidifying her passion and paving the way for her artistic journey. She continued her dance training at renowned institutions such as the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, The Ailey School, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Hispanico, and HAMU, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Her choreographic work has been selected for platforms such as the Battery Park Dance Festival, Forza Dance Festival, Moving Forward's Emerging Choreographer Festival, and the Dance Enthusiast. Additionally, she is the winner of the 2022 Upsurge Dance Festival's choreographic mentorship with Sidra Bell. She has most recently worked as an associate choreographer for the Stephen Sondheim Awards, hosted at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Nhyira has been featured on platforms such as Lincoln Center and Ok! Magazine and worked with brands and retailers like SNIPES USA, Amika, Sephora, and Amazon. She also appeared in the music video for rapper Kaliii’s “Ktoven '' and worked with rapper and singer Travis Scott. Nhyira holds the title of Miss OKUSACA 2023 from the Okuapeman Association of the United States and Canada. Nhyira is dedicated to advocating for the importance of the arts within the African diaspora, aiming to preserve cultural legacies and make artistic opportunities accessible to all Africans. Her ultimate goal is to empower individuals to pursue their artistic dreams regardless of barriers.

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