About Shivani Badgi
Shivani is a New Jersey/New York based dancer with 20 years of combined dance experience in Kathak, Ballet, Bollywood, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. She began her training in dance at the age of five under Guru Padma Khanna at Indianica Academy. She furthered her dance education at Joffrey Ballet School, Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University, and Broadway Dance Center. She has had the opportunity to perform on reputable stages at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center during the 50th Anniversary of Lincoln Center, at Warwick Castle and Island Gardens for the American Alliance of Performing Arts London Invitational, and NYU Skirball Centre.
About Kruti Shah
Kruti Shah captured the attention of audiences and artists across the globe as a top-10 finalist on Hrithik Roshan’s reality series, Just Dance aired on Star Plus in 2011. While competing and training in Mumbai, she earned critical and commercial acclaim for such creativity, along with deep support from Bollywood icons, such as Hrithik Roshan, Farah Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant, Terence Lewis, and legendary Saroj Khan – who bestowed upon Kruti her sought-after token of honor and respect, the Rs.101 ka Shagun. Kruti Shah returned to the United States after Just Dance to fuel her creative ingenuity behind Mystic India: The World Tour, a Bollywood dance spectacular. Kruti is the sole recipient of the New Jersey Honored Dance Excellence Award from the highly competitive New Jersey State Governor’s School dance program. Kruti is the founder and director of Sanskruti School of Cultural Dance.
Whether it is singing, dancing to any music, or mimicking Bollywood actors and singers, entertainment is a way of life for Bhumit. While studying engineering at Penn State University, he continued to dance in a competitive college team and performed at various national level Bollywood Fusion dance competitions. Currently, he is a Dance Captain for Exodus Artistry (that is outside of his day working as Drug Safety Specialist for Pfizer). He is also an independent choreographer and teacher for young dancers from age 4 to adults in Center City, Philadelphia area. Bhumit has performed alongside some of Bollywood's biggest names like Sukhwinder Singh, Atif Aslam, Terence Lewis.
Passion, dedication, caring and commitment are words defining Naina Goel. She developed love of this beautiful form of life, called dance since the age of 4 years. She got trained under well-known professionals like the master Saroj Khan Ji, and other famous Bollywood choreographers. After completing her Bachelors in science from Rutgers University, Naina decided to give up mainstream profession and take her passion as a profession. She started her own dance school Dance4Ever in Central New Jersey. From a single location in North Brunswick, she now operates 8 locations in central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
Naina has received presidential award for actively severing the community with various organization.
About Mitali :
Mitali is an AFAA Group Fitness and Zumba certified group fitness instructor with a strong background in dance instruction and Pilates. She is also a certified Worksite Wellness Specialist from a National Wellness Organization and a NASM certified personal trainer. She is an avid fitness fan and loves to inspire people to stay fit through dance, exercise, and overall wellness
Currently, Mitali is working as a fitness specialist for Sodexo in GlaxoSmithKline and also runs her own dance fitness training school. She is the founder of "taarang with Mitali" a dance and a fitness school in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania. It's a community outreach program and dance class to help women get fit in a social way
Anu has been dancing since age 4 and has been teaching dance since she was 15. She joined AUM Dance Creations in 2011 and has since been working as a senior instructor, teaching in several of their NJ locations and has brought home several awards as a lead choreographer. Anu has had the honor of performing and choreographing for performances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris. She has earned praise for her unique choreography and her expressions and versatility as a dancer.
In addition to being a dancer and choreographer she is also an actress and a singer. She holds a BA in Theatre Acting from Pace University and has performed in many plays and musicals.
Pooja is a New Jersey based dancer and choreographer that has over 13 years of experience with Bollywood, bharata natyam, belly dancing, as well as contemporary, jazz, and hip hop. Pooja is an instructor at AUM Dance Creations and is also a member of their senior dance company.
She has performed in the United States at prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Disney World.
She has also performed at Disneyland Paris and aboard Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. In addition to all this dancing, she is pursuing degrees in Business and Psychology at Drew University.
Nadia Nalini Neubert is a classically trained dancer with over 25 years dance international experience. She has studied the style of Odissi Classical dance in the Deba Prasad Das and Mayadhar Raut’s gharana. She has also learned Kathak with Pundit Satyanarayan Charka in New York. Nadia has been a part of various dance groups based in New York and New Jersey specifically Trinayan Collective, Kalamandir Dance Company and she is co-founder of Apsaras of South Jersey. Nadia is also a Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor and the creator of BollyTrim(TM) her own dance fitness program. Nadia has a passion for modelling and is currently the reigning Mrs. South Asia International 2018 and Mrs. Bollywood USA 2017. Nadia is a spokesperson and volunteer for the Healthcare Foundation for Rural India (“HFRI”) and ASHA for Education Princeton Chapter, and is deeply thrilled to be a part of Vibha. When she is not teaching dance and fitness classes in South Jersey and Philadelphia, she is working full time in the field of law in Philadelphia and spending time with her family of 5.
Uma Kapoor is a Performing Arts Educator with a passion for creative movement, self-expression, empowerment and community. As a Founder and Creative Director of NJ based NachNation she dreams of 'fun fitness and freedom’ for all, through the medium of dance. She has won Best Choreography Awards and conducted dance workshops at Dr. Reddy’s, Colgate and Bloomberg. Recently her NachNation team was recipient of Outstanding Technical Achievement twice at the Zee TV’s national level competition DanceUsaDance 2018. Uma is AFAA certified Instructor and offers NachFit – a Bollywood workout program at leading Athletic Clubs.
Uma’s work in Children’s Theatre was lauded by leading Indian newspaper The Hindu. An MBA graduate from S.I.B.M Pune, Uma served in Tata Consultancy Services’ Management Consulting Division and was consultant to the Planning Commission of India before heading out on her journey of Performing Arts.
Aric Diamani is a Professional Dancer, Actor and Choreographer experienced in Indian classical, Indian Folk and various Bollywood Dance Styles. He also teaches Western Dance Broadway forms including Swing, Disco, Modern, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Fusion, Story Telling etc. He has received training from various reputable Performing Arts’ Institutions in USA and India. He also learnt dedicatedly from legendary Film Choreographer Master Saroj Khan.
He has received various Awards, recognition and accolades from American Theatre Association, American Arts Council, ISKON, IL Center of Performing Arts, IL Tamil Association, IL HSS, Sewa, EkalV, Bollywood Stars Abishek Bachchan, Kabir Bedi, Malayka Arora, Sunny Leone, Singers Kavita KrishnaMurthy, Rishita Monga, Pankaj Jaswani, Choreographers Master Saroj Khan, Sandip Sapporkar, Rajiv Kinchi and Yoga Guru Ramdev Ji.
About Shawn Mathews
Dancer, Actor and Rapper. If he looks familiar, chances are you have seen Shawn Mathews on TV or dancing away on the stage at major events in the tri-state area. Shawn was most recently seen on Colors TV’s superhit dance reality show Dance Deewane judged by famous bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. Representing the US, Shawn made every Indian American proud with his performance on their International Talent episode which showcased one winner from each country and was aired across the world. Shawn is also the winner of Zee TV’s Dance India Dance North America edition where he won title from over 20000 contestants who auditioned across USA and Canada. Shawn regularly performs at major events across the area in events like Diwali at Times Square and Ganesh Utsav etc. on behalf of Zee TV. In addition to dancing, Shawn also sings and raps and acts in musicals and hopes to have a career in Broadway one day.