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.
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.
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.
One of the finest contemporary dancers, Tejas has travelled across the country to teach dance. Tejas has taught Bollywood stars and been a personal trainer for the Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan for the Unforgettable Tour with the Bachchans. He has also partnered Priyanka Chopra for her performance at Femina Miss India. He received a distinction in the ballet examination conducted by The Royal Academy of Dance, London. He has performed in Bollywood films choreographed by Shiamak and at shows including the IIFA Awards, TOIFA Awards, Filmfare Awards, Femina Miss India and many more. He is a part of of Shiamak's contemporary dance show Selcouth. Tejas is Zumba certified instructor.
André was born in Germany and trained at Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts in England. After a career as a singer and dancer in Musical Theatre he and his wife taught at their own dance school in Ulm, Germany for 17 years where they also run a vocational teacher training course. André choreographed various musicals for a college near Frankfurt, is an examiner for the ISTD for Modern Theatre and Tap, approved tutor for the ISTD teacher training program DDE and a member of the new Advanced 1 MTH teaching team.