What do you do, why did you choose to go down that path, and what do you love about it?
I am a Bollywood Dancer and Bollywood Dance Trainer. I accidentally fell into this role, after trying a number of Bollywood classes and finding that I have a real passion for it, I started performing and teaching kids; and over have now been teaching for over 3 and a half years.
I love teaching people and sharing Bollywood Dance. It’s so lively, and energetic, it just makes you feel happy when you do it. I especially love my young students and watching them grow, and develop their skills as young dancers.
What are you currently working on project-wise?
We are currently working on a mini-musical with the Intermediate Teen group to present at this year’s Diwali festivities (Festival of Light / Indian New Years).
We are also working on big group performances to present at this year’s Ekka and India Independence Day Fair at the Roma St Parklands.
Choreography-wise, we are dancing to a song called Rangeela Re, an awesome 90s Bollywood Hit and working towards staging that.
What would you say led you to where you are today? Eg background, achievements, inspiration?
Ambition lead me to where I am today. I want to try everything and be the best I can possibly be at it.
What do you get up to in your down time? Do you have any hobbies?
I play in a kewl rock band called STAG. I like dancing (obviously) for fun, I am a karaoke demon and I eat both for fun and competitively.
What’s it like being a young person in Brisbane? What suggestions would you make to improve the city?
It’s okay being a young person in Brisbane. There are a lot of young people who aren’t using their full potential yet, but that is their journey. I feel like the city would be improved if everyone drank less and stopped hating. NO H8.
What advice or inspiration would you share with other young people?
Don’t be scared to try new things. Don’t be scared of failure. Don’t feel like an idiot. Be confident, don’t let your pride get in the way, there is always room to grow.