Instructor Profile

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.

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.

RADHIKA SARVE

DANCER & INSTRUCTOR

Radhika never dreamt that she would be dancing and teaching dance lessons in a mainstream dance company, however this new chapter of her life began in 2006 where she was a performer at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games (Melbourne) before becoming a member of the Shiamak Davar Dance Company. Radhika now teaches classes in Melbourne and performs across the nation.

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.

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.

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.

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.