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Meet The Director

Ayahnna Hines is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who studied ballet, jazz, modern, acrobatics, and tap from 1989 through 2003 at local dance studios within the Philadelphia and New York City dance community. During her undergraduate matriculation, 2003-2007, at Howard University, she studied Pre-Physical Therapy earning a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and later became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in PA, MD, and FL. As a member of the Howard University Bisonette Dance Ensemble she led the team as Co-Captain from 2005-2006 and Captain from 2006-2007. Under her co-leadership, with the captain in 2006, the Bisonettes were the 1st HBCU to attend the Universal Dance Association Competition in Orlando, Florida. She is a former member and principal dancer (2007-2013) with Grace Dance Theater, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA., where she served as assistant rehearsal director to the second company. Upon moving to the DMV in 2018 Ayahnna volunteered for 3.5 years as an Assistant Coach followed by Head Coach for the Bisonettes. As a former dance educator throughout Army Bases in Germany, and local dance studios in Philadelphia and Florida Ayahnna was known for her unique educational style in ballet and pointe technique and dynamic choreography taught to pre-professional students.


Being a dedicated member and former volunteer coach of the Bisonettes introduced her into the world of commercial dance and pro-cheer/dance entertainment. Ayahnna was a Sixers Dancer finalist in 2007 and 2008 and after returning from overseas to the DMV became a 2-time returning guest judge for Command Force (2022 and 2023). She currently serves as a digital media specialist for many dance studios nationwide, non-profit organizations, and curates’ beauty and lifestyle content for brands. As a newly established resident of Howard County, Maryland Ayahnna is excited to share her talents and expertise within our local community of aspiring artist.

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