I grew up in New Delhi, India, and was expected to be an excellent student, have a successful career, and start a family. This is what it would take to be considered “acceptable” and “successful”. Yet there was a rebellious side to me that wouldn’t listen, acted aloof, and avoided connecting with others. As a youth, I was withdrawn and apathetic until at twenty years old, I took my first dance class. There was something in dancing which felt very comfortable and like home to me. The art form piqued my curiosity and made me move to New York, where I trained with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on a full scholarship. Since then I have been a professional dance artist and performed with many dance companies around the world. I have personally coached dance leaders such as Mimi Paul, Victoria Psihoyos and Deborah Wingert Arkin of New York City Ballet, Renee Robinson, former principle dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Andy LeBeau of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company, and Clifton Brown of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, among others.
Throughout my career, I trained with the world’s top ballet coaches along with physiotherapists, acupuncturists and olympic level sports doctors. Some of my closest mentors include former principal ballet dancers and yoga teachers.
My training includes Classical Ballet, Horton, Martha Graham, Contemporary Dance, Floor Barre, Iyengar Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and as well as Pilates..
I am additionally the recipient of the The Yass Family Scholarship, The Ada Brandon Scholarship, The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation Scholarship, and The Bob Fosse-Gwen Verdon Scholarship.