HALF YEARLY 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!
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Senior Faculty member at Shiamak Davar's Institute for Performing Arts, Upasana Madan has been dancing since the age of 9. She became a member of The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in 2006 and has since taught students across India and performed at various global platforms. Upasana completed Shiamak's One Year Dance Certification Program (OYP). She also holds a distinction at the Intermediate level for the modern examination from The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). Upasana has trained some of the biggest Bollywood celebrities and performed as a soloist with the leading actors at the biggest Award Shows. She was also a part of the popular dance television show Dance Premier League in 2009. A versatile dancer, Upasana has been trained by Shiamak in his Shiamak Style of choreography. She currently manages Shiamak's Half Yearly Dance Certification Program (SHP) and is also their faculty for Shiamak Style.
One of the finest Contemporary dancers, Tejas Patil has travelled across the country teaching and training students. He has been a part of The Shiamak Davar Dance Company from 2004. Tejas holds a distinction at the Intermediate and Intermediate Advance level from the Royal Academy of Dance, London (RAD). He also holds a distinction at the Intermediate level from The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). Tejas has also travelled to Los Angeles and trained at the renowned Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA).He was also a part of the dance television show Dance Premier League in 2009. He is a senior faculty member at Shiamak Davar's Institute for Performing Arts where he teaches students of all ages, performs at global events and trains some of the most famous celebrities including the likes of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan amongst many others.