Asiel Hardison is currently the choreographer for Shania Twain’s Las Vegas Residency show. His choreography can be seen in FX’s American Horror Story, Netflix’s East Los High, and YouTube’s Liza on Demand. His choreography credits include industrial shows for L’Oreal and Rimmel London and co-choreographing for Alicia Keys performance on Dancing with the Stars and Sean Kingston’s ALMA Awards performance.As an assistant choreographer, he was worked on Ben Affleck’s feature film Live By Night. Asiel was recently the assistant choreographer for Showtime’s Black Monday, FOX’s hit show The Masked Singer, and the Jonas Brothers “Beaches” and “What a Man Gotta Do” music videos. Asiel landed his first major job choreographing Gloria Estefan’s Live and re-Wrapped Tour’s Afro-Cuban opening number. This led to dancing alongside pop megastar Lady Gaga and becoming the dance captain for her Fame Ball and Monster Ball tours. Asiel’s career continued with Lady Gaga as the assistant choreographer (and dance captain) of the Born This Way and Artpop Ball tours.
Growing up on the south side of Chicago in Beverly, Asiel’s grandmother introduced him to the performing arts as a young boy. “Taking me to shows as a young child really inspired me to get on stage myself,” says Asiel. He got his start at ETA Performing Arts Center and learned all forms of dance. But he fell in love with dance when he saw Michael Jackson’s Bad video and has been dancing ever since. Dancing had become such an intense passion as a teenager; Asiel chose rehearsals over hanging out with friends. If practice makes perfect, then persistence leads to progression. By the time he reached 21 he already received an abundance of recognition and knew dance was more than just a dream. His story is a story of humble success and a continued passionate journey.