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ABOUT ASHA

Name: Asha

Years on the Octane: 4

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Education: I studied Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alberta

Occupation: Dance/Yoga Instructor, Choreographer, Movement Coach, Mercedes-Benz Delivery Coordinator

First job: Dance Instructor

Favourite type of workout: A super tough hip-hop or dancehall dance class

Most daring thing you’ve ever done: Travel across the country to take conventions or audition for shows/movies by myself on a whim   

Why do you love the game of hockey: I love hockey's fast pace 

Favourite place in Oil Country: Anywhere that has a great view of the river valley

Best memory at Rexall Place: Walking out onto the ice for the first time my first season as an Octane member

Dream vacation: I'd love to go on a trip that would allow me to restore, relax and soak up some sun and help a local community in need

Favourite phone app: Instagram 

Best concert I've ever been to: Seeing Janet Jackson recently was exciting to check off my bucket list

Best thing you can cook: Pistachio and basil crusted salmon with asparagus and/or brussel sprouts

Dream date: I dream of a date that is full of hilarity, laughter, exhilarating activities and romance

Prized possession: The bronze medal that I won with my dance crew, Fly Girlz, at the 2010 World Hip Hop Championships in Vegas.

Words to live by: Love Your Movement

Describe your personal style: I'm all over the map. I like to find funky pieces that can be both dressed up and dressed down.

Greatest Achievement: Following my passions and dreams of incorporating dance and performance, community relations among other things into my daily life and career  

Who inspires you: My mom, my closest friends and family, my teammates, coach and Oprah Winfrey

What is your performance background: I've performed and competed locally, across Canada, USA, Spain and China. 

If you were on a hockey team – what role would you play?: I'd be a centre. I'd love to experience the feeling of scoring a hat trick and scoring a game-winning goal. 

Best part of being a member of the Octane?: Gaining a bunch of like-minded, talented, girlfriends!

5 Things you don’t know about me:

  1. I'm a beast at solving Sudoku puzzles
  2. My background is Jamaican and Guyanese
  3. I write mini rap songs for fun
  4. I know ALL the words to a few 90s hip hop albums
  5. I can recite most of the Sister Act 2 movie along


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