Instructor Profile

SANJANA PRAKASH

DANCER & INSTRUCTOR

Sanjana always had a passion towards dancing which actualized when she joined SHIAMAK in 2012, as a new exciting chapter unfolded there was no looking back. She has been numerous events across Australia, including performing at the PM Narendra Modi Reception in Sydney 2014 and at the Indian Film Festival Melbourne 2014 in the presence of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and other stars such as Kangana Ranaut. She has also performed at several other events with the Dance Team such as performing at AFL and at the Dabangg Tour 2017.

AVNI PAWAR

DANCER & INSTRUCTOR

Avni Pawar has been a part of SHIAMAK Australia since 2013. She teaches classes across Sydney and has performed as a part of SHIAMAK Dance Team at various events like Indian Film Festival 2014, PM Narendra Modi’s Reception in Sydney, ACT multicultural Festival. She has also performed shows with Shiamak Dance Company in India.

DHRUVIN KOTHARI

DANCER & INSTRUCTOR

Dhruvin Kothari's journey in Shiamak Davar's institute started in 2003 and he has not looked back since. Initially, trained in Mumbai, India with the academy, he has performed at various shows including Shiamak's production 'I Believe', Bollywood movie 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi', Commonwealth Games, 2010 in Delhi, award shows like Filmfare Awards, Apsara Awards and Superstars ka Jalwa. Dhruvin has been an instructor with Shiamak Davar's Victory Arts Foundation for 3 years. Dhruvin now performs and teaches classes across Australia.

MANISHA NAND

DANCER & INSTRUCTOR

Manisha, a trained Bharat Natyam dancer, had never dreamed of having an opportunity of learning and teaching dance in such a prestigious company. Starting classes in 2013 having performed at many elite events such as PM Narendra Modi’s Reception in Sydney, Indian Film Festival - Melbourne 2014, Shreya Ghoshal Concert, Radio Mirchi Music Awards and others, Manisha now teaches classes across Sydney. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor.

KARISHMA SINGH

DANCER & INSTRUCTOR

Karishma has always had an innate passion and love for dancing since childhood which has flourished after joining the Shiamak Davar Dance Company. After partaking in the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in 2006 she commenced her journey with Shiamak Davar and has not looked back since. She was selected for Shiamak’s One Year Dance Certification Program (OYP) and trained in Mumbai in multiple dance styles including the Shiamak Style taught by Shiamak himself. She has participated in several productions and has got the opportunity to share the stage with several Bollywood stars.

She has performed with the Dance Team at many events including, Bend it like Bollywood staged in Canberra and Melbourne, The Premiers Games Appeals dinner in Adelaide and also had the opportunity to perform at the Indian Film Festival in 2009 in front of the Bollywood diva, Rani Mukherji. Karishma now teaches classes in Melbourne and Brisbane.

DARSHAN PAWAR

DANCER & SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Darshan Pawar has been a member of The Shiamak Davar Dance Company since 2003. He was Assistant Choreographer to Shiamak Davar for the Bollywood film Tare Zameen Par. Darshan has performed in Bollywood movies BuntyaurBabli, Kisna and I See You. He has also assisted Shiamak with the Adidas television commercial starring cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Darshan now works at SHIAMAK as Manager - Melbourne . He teaches classes and conducts workshops across Australia.

VIHANG NIKALJE

DANCER & SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Vihang Nikalje became a part of the Shiamak Davar Dance Company in 2000. He has travelled across India teaching dance at various Shiamak centres. Vihang has toured with Shiamak for performances across India, Dubai, South Africa and many other cities. Vihang also performed with Shiamak at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland). He has performed in songs choreographed by Shiamak Davar for Bollywood films Bunty Aur Babli, I See You and Dhoom 2. Vihang now works at SHIAMAK as General Manager - Australia as well as the Senior instructor in Sydney. He has also been certified Yoga Instrcutor.