ONE YEAR DANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
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Shiamak Davar is better known as the “Guru of Contemporary Dance” in India. He is largely responsible for modernizing India’s dance scene especially in the film and theatre industry. Entertainment icon, Shiamak has led the world into embracing a dance movement that is beyond the ordinary, enthralling people in what can aptly be called the Shiamak Movement. Shiamak is on a mission to educate the world with the joy of dancing, to entertain audiences with his creative brilliance and to empower people with his belief, Have Spirit. Will Triumph!
Tushna Dallas graduated from the London College of Dance in 1962, where she secured her College Diploma with a Distinction for teaching. She later obtained her Fellowship with Honours in the Classical Ballet Branch of the Imperial Society syllabus of the ISTD. After returning to Mumbai she established the School of Classical Ballet and Western Dance in 1966. Tushna is the only Indian qualified in eight disciplines of the ISTD. She is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance.
Popularly known as Master Marzi, he donned the hat of a judge on India’s biggest dance based reality shows Dance India Dance-Doubles, Dance India Dance- L’il Masters and Dance Ke Superkids. Chief Operating Officer and Chief Master Instructor, Marzi’s continuous dedication to the company for nearly two decades has made him one of the most respected members. Marzi has also done shows nationally and internationally including the World Economic Forum (Davos), Shiamak's tour in China and Egypt and many more. He has performed and assisted Shiamak at award functions including the IIFA Awards, Filmfare Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Femina Miss India and Stardust Awards to name a few. He was also a part of Shiamak’s productions including Yes, One and I Believe. Marzi has danced in various Bollywood films and assisted Shiamak for the same.
Senior Manager & principal dancer, Kashmira has been with The SHIAMAK Group for over a decade. She currently manages Shiamak’s One Year Intensive Dance Program (OYP). A trained kathak dancer, Kashmira performs international styles like salsa, contemporary, ballet, jazz and more with equal finesse. She has trained under renowned international names like Terry Beeman, Tushna Dallas and at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. She has also trained Bollywood stars including Aishwarya Rai, Lara Datta, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor for shows and movies. Amongst the many global events where Kashmira performed, she was also the Dance Captain for Franco Dragone’s India Show in Germany. With Shiamak Style as her forte, Kashmira is an inspiration for all dancers. She is a part of of Shiamak's contemporary dance show Selcouth.
Considered as one of India’s finest contemporary dancers, Puneet was the winner of the dance based reality show, Dance Premier League. Senior Manager & principal dancer, Puneet is a highly trained dancer and a role model for dance enthusiasts. He is currently the project head for Shiamak's One Year Dance Certification Program (OYP). A versatile dancer who has trained in all styles, Puneet specializes in Shiamak Style. He has trained under renowned international teachers including Terry Beeman, Amy Meyers, Tushna Dallas and has undergone training at the Harbor Dance Center and Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He has personally trained Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Shahid Kapur, and partnered with the leading ladies of Bollywood. He is a part of Shiamak's contemporary dance show Selcouth. Puneet is a Zumba certified instructor.
Glen joined in 1987 as a performing artist. Shiamak’s first assistant and dance instructor, Glen has assisted Shiamak in various national and international events and has played multiple roles in the company pertaining to management and the performing arts. He is the co-choreographer for Zangoora- The Gypsy Prince at the Kingdom of Dreams, the Unforgettable Tour with the Bachchans, The IIFA Awards, The Ramayana and Stars of Bollywood shows. He has performed in a number of Bollywood films and taught the biggest Bollywood stars. As CEO and the creative head for The SHIAMAK Group, Glen plays a vital of bringing Shiamak’s ideas to reality and the global expansion of the SHIAMAK brand. Although a very versatile choreographer and passionate teacher, Bollywood Jazz and Broadway Jazz are definitely Glen’s favorite dance styles.
Aneesha has been teaching for over seventeen years as a master instructor and principal dancer. She studied ballet for six years and has undergone training at international dance institutes like the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Harbor Dance Center and Pineapple Dance Studio. Voted as one of the ten fittest women in India by Vogue, Aneesha was fondly referred to as Madonna Madam by Shah Rukh Khan in the film Rab Ne Banadi Jodi. Aneesha also received IBN 7 Guru Shishya Award with Shiamak. She has modeled for Coke, Close Up, Reliance Samsung, Samsung washing Machine, Liril, Elle 18 and Adidas. Although a much sought after model, Aneesha has dedicated her life to dance. She is a certified Zumba instructor, Reebok trainer and received a distinction in her examination at The Royal Academy of Dance, London. She is currently the National Head for Instructors. She is a part of Shiamak's contemporary dance show Selcouth.
Avan studied ballet with Tushna Dallas and was a part of The Shiamak Davar Dance Company from its inception for over sixteen years. She has performed in and on stage in shows, television commercials, reviews and musicals like Bottoms Up, Best of Broadway, Cabaret etc. She chanced upon Salsa and partner dancing a Dance Sport in New York City about eight years ago. Having trained at Dance Sport (NYC) and having attended numerous instructional classes at various dance studios, festivals and congresses in New York, Paris, Turkey, Malaysia her exposure to salsa and various dance forms like Argentine Tango, Hustle, Cha Cha, Swing has been extensive.
Owen Selkirk began dancing in Prince George, British Columbia at Judy Russells Enchainement Dance Centre. He has trained at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Arts Umbrella and Harbour Dance Center. He got a job with Ballet Kelowna at the age of 18, and has gone on to work with 49th Parallel Dance Company, Somatheatro Dance Theatre and Ballet Victoria to name a few. He has worked with a number of renowned choreographers over the years including Blake Mcgrath, Chris Dupree, Pam Rosa, David LaHay and Paul Destrooper. He was also among the Top 40 contestants in one of the biggest dance reality shows, 'So You Think You Can Dance, Canada'. In recent years, Owen has done commercial work dancing in movies and TV shows, and has also completed his Yoga Teacher Training.
Dr. Vishwanath Prabhu
Dr. Vishwanath is a part of the Health and Wellness industry from past 13 years and provides premium fitness & health education, application, management and various consultings. A Life Care Consultant he is a Reebok University trained and certified fitness expert, health educator, fitness presenter and spokesperson. He is also a certified fitness professional from American Council on Exercise, American College Of Sports Medicine, Maddog Spinning expert, Rehab specialist-Australia and Prehab Specialist. His forte is Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Flexibility, Muscle physiology, Behavior psychology, Dance Biomechanics etc. And practically he specializes in Step Reebok, Reebok FlexiStrength, Reebok hi-lo, Stability ball training, Core training, Martial arts, Core Pilates, Spinning, HIIT, CrossFit ,Functional Training etc.
Smita has been with The Shiamak Group for fifteen years. Following her passion for Dance and Travel, she has travelled and taught at SDI Classes in Canada, India and UAE. She has also travelled and performed at Shiamak designed and choreographed shows over the world and trained Bollywood stars for the same. She is the Project Head for SHP in India. Now under Shiamak's guidance and initiative, she has completed her Advance Teachers Training for Yoga at The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre.