Michelle Randev – Founder/ Artistic Director

Michelle Randev

Born in California, Michelle started her dance journey at the age of 3. This journey soon became a passion when she started her training from Legendary Saroj Khan, renowned choreographers Mona Khan, Janani Chalaka, and Monika Ramaswamy. Under their expertise, Michelle learned numerous dance forms as they helped take her passion into a new direction. After over a decade as a student of dance, Michelle’s next ambition was to find a way to share the art of dance with other aspiring dancers. Michelle has a decorated career as a versatile performer, highlighted by performances with celebrities Imran Khan, Jay Sean, Mallika Sherawat, Kailash Kher, Sukhwinder Singh, Bappi Lahiri, Shankar Mahadevan, and most notably, a performance at the first annual Indian Heritage Night at a Golden State Warriors game and appearing on popular TV show America’s Got Talent. In the course of these performances, Michelle found her niche as a dancer/performer, and was able to gain experience that is unquantifiable. As she set out to master the art of teaching students, the preparation proved to be extremely valuable, and has enabled her to successfully impart the knowledge of dance.

Dance Style : Bollywood, Bhangra, Contemporary, Hip hop & Jazz

 

Anisha

Anisha Mehta

Anisha has choreographed several cultural and fashion shows and has herself been performing since the tender age of 4. Extensive stage exposure and experience in choreography has an influence on her dancing style where creativity is intertwined with perfection, confidence and enthusiasm.She learned HIP-HOP from Shiamak Dawar and received achievement award from Saroj Khan(Famous Bollywood Choreographer) in Bollywood dance competition.

Dance Style: Bollywood, Contemporary, Hip-hop

 

Hristo

Hristo Minev

Hristo began his dance career when he was seven years old in Bulgaria, Europe, where he received rigorous dance training. In 2007, he relocated to US to expand his dance career oversea, and continued to share his talent and enthusiasm in dancing. He is a Professional Ballroom and Latin dancer; trained by World Ballroom dance champion Luca Baricchi and Loraine Barry; multiple-time winner and finalist in major dance competitions in Greece, Italy, Austria, England and US; performed in San Jose Civic Center, San Francisco Performing Arts Center, among others. He is also a Master dance coach with 12 years of teaching experience and believes the importance of discovering and fostering students’ inner strength and interest. Top Teacher Award Winner in City Lights Ball 2013; multiple pro-am champion titles in competitions from west coast to east coast with students across all age divisions.

Dance Style: Ballroom ,Latin & Wedding Dance Coaching Price: $85 for 45 minutes class

 

 Rachel

Rachel Anish

Rachel is an active learner and is magnetically attracted to almost any form of dancing given to her great flexibility. She has learned Bharatnatyam and folk dances as a child and basic levels of Salsa and Hip-hop but is immensely passionate about Bollywood dancing. She has been an active participant of group dances that have won various competitions and tournaments.

Dance Style: Bharatnatyam, Bollywood, Salsa, Hip-hop

 

 Shruthi

Shruthi Reddy

Dance is more than just a passion for Shruthi but it is a way of life. She believes that Dance is the best gift that of her life and is very thankful to her parents for supporting her since she was three years old. Growing up, Shruthi learned Kuchipudi, an Indian classical dance for several years and performed Bollywood at several cultural events all along school and through college. In college, Shruthi picked up on Bhangra, the high energetic folk dance from Punjab. Soon enough, Bhangra has become her specialty for its high energy, upbeat. After performing for couple Bhangra dance groups, Shruthi formed her own dance group. She had the opportunity to represent Indian team in SF Brazilian Carnaval parade in 2011. She also took her team to perform live on NBC Bay area.She teaches as a means to share her passion for dance and help others to enjoy the joy of dancing. She uses dance as a great way of working out which is not only fun but also good for mind, body and soul. Nothing gives her more pleasure than sharing her gift of dancing with people who wants to dance.

Dance Style: Bollywood, Bhangra & Kuchipudi.

 

Sonali

Sonali Jagdale

Sonali has been dancing ever since she can remember. She has been trained in variety of dance styles. Her dance gurus inspired her to keep moving forward in this path. She actively participated in various dance competitions and won several awards. She developed a passion for Bollywood dance and ventured out to choreograph several stage performances for her school and college teams. She strongly believes that anyone can share the story or situation through their gestures and dance steps.

Dance Style: Bollywood, Hip hop

 

Sushma

Sushma Srivastava

Sushma is a passionate dancer and certified yoga instructor with VYASA, Banglore.She has grown up with a deep immense love for dance, fitness and yoga.She believes that dance is the expression of soul and yoga is union of body,mind and soul.She has been participating in several cultural events, dance competitions and fashion shows since her college days. She has performed bollywood dances in Alameda county fair, Deewali Mela, India Independence celebration and Indian semi-classical dance at BhramKumari’s cultural events at several occasions. She also participated in group dance in a Shah Peraly’s movie “Shattered Freedom”. She has been teaching bollywood dance and yoga with StarLight and at Nurture Kids since 2012. She also voluntarily teaches yoga classes to public at Milpitas library, Sunnyvale temple, Fremont temple and at BSS (Baal Sanskaar Shala) of All World Gayatri Pariwaar.She is specialized in: Bollywood dance and Yoga.

Dance Style: Bollywood

 

Teesta

Teesta Bharti

Teesta has a natural passion for rhythm and all dance forms. Being born in Rajasthan, Teesta was introduced to the folk dances at a very early age. She has over 15 years of training and performance experience in various Rajasthani folk dances and classical dance forms. She has always enjoyed choreographing an amalgamation of classical and Bollywood dance styles.Dancing for her is expression of life and its beauty.

Dance Style: Folk, Bollywood, Classical

 

Twisha

Twisha Anand

Twisha is a fan of Rumi’s philosophy – “Dance when you’re broken open. Dance if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”. Dance is Twisha’s passion. She holds a masters in the Indian classical dance form Kathak and has been practicing it for the past 20 years.Twisha has also been trained in hip hop, jazz, belly dance, and modern dance. She has choreographed and performed in more than 80 shows in India and US. Bhangra is her favorite dance form and she also practices bollywood dance and various Indian folk dances. Twisha believes that dance has the power to heal and is the most effective form of expression. She loves teaching dance, both as an art form and as a fitness regime. Twisha is also an organizational development consultant.

Dance Style: Belly dancing, Bollywood, Kathak