Ashon Mask is native of Lansing, Michigan and an alumnus of Howard University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts Administration. His studies focused on stage & event production, marketing/branding, finance/budget planning, and personnel management as they relate to arts organizations. While at Howard, Ashon served in several on campus leadership positions including Fine Arts Assistant Director of the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council; Marketing Manager and Stage Manager for the Howard University Department of Theatre Arts; and President, Secretary, and Head Coach of The Howard University Step Team. Off-campus, he has interned and worked professionally with several local arts organizations, including as Events Assistant for the DC Jazz Festival, and Production Assistant/Assistant Stage Manager for Step Afrika!.
In addition to his work at Dance/USA, Ashon serves as the Arts Management Fellow with CulturalDC, an organization with the mission of connecting artists, arts organizations, developers and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the Washington DC area.