Shivani Badgi is an Indian American dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in New Jersey. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Consulate General of India in New York, United Nations, Theater for the New City, Longwood Gardens, and soon to be performing at Florida’s Disney World. In 2017 she opened her dance school, The Gurukul Performing Arts, where she currently teaches Kathak, Contemporary, Lavani, and Semi-Classical. Students of The Gurukul Performing Arts have performed at Carnegie Hall, Disney World, the Consulate General events, and completed beautiful ‘Rang Manch Pravesh’ or senior graduating performances, under her able guidance.
Savitha was born and raised in Bangalore, India and currently lives in New Jersey. She is the owner and director of Split Soul Dance Station, Robbinsville, NJ. For 20 years, she has trained dancers of all levels in Bollywood, Freestyle, Semi Classical, Belly, Zumba and Salsa. Her dance training began at a young age and over the past years she has studied from such notable dancers as Sneha (Salsa), Meher Mallik (Belly). Her choreography has won accolades throughout Mysore & Bangalore, India. She has done Numerous dance shows on stages in Atlanta and New Jersey.
Passion, Expression, Gracefulness, Dedication, and Balance is all about Harita. Born and raised in Bombay, from childhood she has had immense passion and love for Bollywood style, Disco, Kathak and Bharatnatyam dances. She believes in maintaining a perfect balance between mainstream Finance and Dance Choreography as a professional passion. She has been working with NGO and other organizations. Harita continues to evolve as an artist, constantly seeking new inspirations and pushing the boundaries of dance.
When I dance, my body becomes unaware of its surroundings. It seems concerned only with itself and its deepest emotions. Having choreographed at Satrangi Dance School of Fusion for several years, Puja has performed with several Bollywood celebrities and most notably, former president Barak Obama. Puja conducts small workshops for adults who simply want to have fun on the dance floor or to do an impromptu dance with their significant other. She was intrigued by LeaptoShine’s mission to empower underserved children through digital education. Keeping their vision of serving young girls at the forefront, she would like to dedicate this dance to all the women who have influenced her life and helped her become the woman that she is today.
Bollywood Choreographer Ms. Jayshree Srikanth was Born and raised in Nairobi , Kenya and is a Graduate of the Pandalanore style in Bharatnatyam as well as a winner of several dance shows including Boogie Woogie . She was the asst. choreographer for Nach Baliye 2 from Star Plus a show very similar to dancing with the stars in Mumbai and also assisted Choreographer Duo Bosco n Ceasur in several Movies including Salaame ishq , Devdas etc. She runs DanceXstudio of Montgomery teaching Classical,Bollywood, Bhangra and Inner Dance Movement, and Folk Dancing from all over India. She is also the creator of the Fitness program Bollyfit at Lifetime Fitness where she conducts weekly classes.
Reshika, a recent college graduate from Rutgers University, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health. Alongside her academic journey, Reshika’s true passion lies in dance, which she has pursued for 19 years with professional training in Kathak, Hip Hop, Bollywood, and more. During her time at Rutgers, she captained a Bhangra team, leading them to a first-place victory in their first competition following the pandemic. Reshika’s blend of academic achievement, artistic talent, and leadership skills positions her as a remarkable individual ready to make a significant impact in her pursuits.
Akash has been immersed in the vibrant world of Bhangra for over 15 years. He kicked off his journey by training under Rutgers University Bhangra. As his skills flourished, he took the lead in an All-Male Bhangra team hailing from the bustling streets of NYC known as Anakh-e-Gabroo. Together, they made waves in national competitions, showcasing their raw energy and captivating performances. One of the highlights of his dance journey was sharing the stage with the legendary Diljit Dosanjh himself at iifa 2017. Dance has truly been a passion that has shaped his life, allowing him to express himself, connect with others, and spread the joy of Bhangra.
Sonalee Vyas Jani
Sonalee Vyas Jani is an award-winning choreographer and performing artist based out of New York and New Jersey. Her dance background is in Indian classical dance forms of Kathak and Bharatnatyam, as well as western forms of Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Contemporary. She’s the owner at SVJ Entertainment Productions as well as a Bollywood dance company, Sonalee Vyas Dance Company. Her dance company deals with production for various types of events such as concerts, music videos and cultural events pertaining primarily to representation of Indian dances and cultural celebrations throughout America.
He has participated in various prestigious award shows and reality shows too. To name a few like Filmfare Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Star Parivaar Awards, Golden Awards, Indian Idol, Dance India Dance, Dance Plus etc. Apart from India, Krish showcased his talent abroad too.