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SHIAMAK DAVAR

MARZI PESTONJI

ANEESHA DALAL

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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!

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    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 IBelieve. Marzi has danced in various Bollywood films and assisted Shiamak for the same.

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    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.

AVA BHARUCHA

 

AVAN MEHTA

 

SMITA SHANBHAG

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    Ava Bharucha started training at age three with her mother who was a ballet dancer as well. She continued training with various teachers in ballet and acrobats. Her basic training has been as per the eight year program of Leningrad Vaganova Choreographic School and is currently training under a mix program of Balanchine, Chechetti and new Vaganova syllabi. Ava teaches celebrities, conducts ballet classes and trains students for reality shows. She has performed at corporate events and represented the 'Barbie and the pink shoes' brand as ballerina for Mattel – India.

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    Avan has been dancing from childhood. She studied ballet with Tushna Dallas and was a part of The Shiamak Davar Dance Company from its inception for over 16 years. She has performed in and on stage in numerous shows, television commercials, reviews and musicals like Bottoms Up, Best of Broadway, Cabaret etc. She chanced upon Salsa and partner dancing in a studio called Dance Sport in New York City about 8 years ago and also has been addicted to it ever since. 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.

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    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.

 

YASH MEHTA

 

NIKHIL VARAGIRI

 

PRASHANT MOHAN

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    Yash has been dancing at SHIAMAK dance classes for over thirteen years and joined the dance company in 2012. He was a part of The Junior Dance Company and did SHIAMAK One Year Dance Certification Program (OYP). He has taught classes in Mumbai, Jaipur and Varanasi. Yash has performed at various illustrious national and international shows as a part of The Shiamak Davar Dance Company. He is currently the assistant for Shiamak's One Year Dance Certification Program for juniors (JOY) and a Shiamak Style teacher.

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    Nikhil Varagiri started his martial art through Karate in 2006 and then moved on to kalarippayattu form Hindustan Kalari Sangam, Kozhikode, Kerala in 2011 in which he has now mastered and goes on to teach this art form professionally. He now resides in Auroville has been associated with Kalarigram - a school of traditional kalarippayattu and Ayurveda since 2013 under the guidance of Shri Lakshman Gurukkal. He has also taught kalariayattu to actors of Adi-Shakthi theater laboratory and has conducted workshops in various cities across the country.

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    Winner of the dance based reality show, Dance Premier League, Prashant is a dancer par excellence. A fine teacher, Prashant specializes in Shiamak Style. His strength and technique make him a delight to watch. Fondly known as Pra, he has trained at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and learnt from the finest in the field of dance. Shiamak’s dance assistant, Prashant’s technique and training reflects in his ability to pass on the joy of dance to students now. Pra has performed in Bollywood films choreographed by Shiamak and at shows including IIFA Awards, TOIFA Awards, Filmfare Awards, Femina Miss India and many more. He is a part of of Shiamak's contemporary dance show Selcouth. Prashant is a Zumba certified insturctor and has also trained at the Urban Dance Camp in Germany.

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    Petra Duskova has been dancing from the age of four. Her professional journey started at the age of 15 as a Dance Company member with the PopBalet - Czech Dance Company, performing with renowned singers, at concerts and at the National Theatre in Prague. From 2005, Petra has been teaching Jazz, Contemporary, Modern and Ballet. In 2013, she went to New York on a full scholarship to Peridance Capezio Center. Since then she has travelled, taught & assisted at events including the World Dance Movement owned by Michele Assaf, and assisted Desmond Richardson, Bruno Colinet, Tedy Forance and Terry Beeman. She has also worked as an assistant choreographer at the Alvin Ailey School and worked directly with Cheryl Copeland. Currently, she assists Richard Chan, alumni of the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company at Peridance Capezio Center.

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    Aishwarya Tardalkar

 

PETRA DUSKOVA

 

AISHWARYA TARDALKAR

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