Tonight on The Kiner Hour, Dance Educator, Maria Hanley. Maria is an independent dance educator in New York City. She holds a Master’s degree in Dance Education (2007) from New York University, where she learned about creative movement, and a Bachelor’s degree in Dance Performance from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania (2005). She is a huge advocate for early childhood dance education and shows that by educating young dancers 6 days a week!
Also on the show tonight, Health Coach, Joanie Johnson. Joanie is the founding director of Motivated Nutrition, a company focusing on the education and encouragement of an active lifestyle and nutrition awareness for kids and adults alike. She believes in everyone’s right to live an active, healthy lifestyle and enjoys educating others to obtain optimal wellness through movement, fun and nutrition!
Joanie holds a B.A in dance from Slippery Rock University and is a certified holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrated Nutrition. She is Board Certified through the American Association of Drugless Practioners (AADP), a certified Pilates instructor, TRX trainer, professional organizer and an all-around busy, motivated woman in New York City.
“The Kiner Hour – Lets Talk Dance With Ashani Mfuko“ is a feature internet radio show on the Talking Alternative Radio Broadcasting Network, which is also streamed live from the studio in New York City on Ustream.tv, on Tuesday nights from 7pm-8pm, with archives available for download. This show covers hot topics in the dance world, the business side of the dance industry, how to be successful in the dance industry, health and wellness, advice on how to use social media for dance, and how to stay positive and motivated as a dance studio owner, dance teacher, and professional dancer, with special guest interviews from dance-industry leaders.
Ashani Mfuko is a Social Media Strategist, Digital Marketing Specialist, Award-Winning Blogger, and Professional Dancer. Ashani works with small businesses, corporations, & non-profit organizations as a Social Media Strategist and Digital Marketing Specialist. She creates results-driven, innovative social media strategies that are proven to increase your revenue and catapult your brand to expert status in your niche! She has an extensive track record of creating and implementing successful social media strategies for her clients.
She is also the Host and Executive Producer of the “Inside New York City Dance” television show on MNN, and is a proud wife and new mom.
Ashani has been featured in Dance Magazine, as a “Media Maven”, as well as in Dance Mogul magazine, Inside Woman magazine, & Dance Studio Life magazine, in addition to various dance blogs online. She is the author and creator of the, “Finance Your Dance: How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit“ e-book and workshop, and her dance blog won the Reader’s Choice, “Top Dance Business Blog” of the year award, two years in a row. She is a leader in the field of social media and digital marketing, and is highly sought after as a dance performer and dance teacher in the New York City dance community. Ashani is on staff at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, and teaches Advanced Jazz classes for their Jazz & Contemporary program & Ballet program.