Ani Prasad is the director of Kanikani Productions.  She teaches Zumba®, Zumba® Toning and Strong Nation.  Ani has a New Zealand Certificate in Dance and has participated in various dance styles, performances and workshops throughout her career.  She has been a dance teacher for over 24 years. 

Ani has been a licensed Zumba® instructor for over 13 years and has completed many Zumba® Instructor Training Workshops including Basic 1, Basic 2, Zumba® GOLD, Zumba® Toning, Pro Skills, Strong Nation™ and Zumba® Kids Jr & Zumba® Kids.  Ani has also attended the International Zumba® Convention in the USA in 2010 and 2018.  

Ani is married to Ryhan and has two boys Eli (16) and Theo (9). You may see them pop up from time to time during your classes. 

Kanikani means "to dance" in te reo Māori.  It was one of Ani's very first words when she spoke as a baby.  She would point to the radio and yell "kanikani".  Ani is Ngati Porou and is very proud of her combined Spanish and Māori heritage.