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 Bookkeeper with The International Association of Blacks in Dance, an organization with the mission of preserving and promoting dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assisting and increasing opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring.