Artistic Directors and Choreographers


Himani Khurana

Himani Khurana

Choreographer

HIMANI KHURANA - is a choreographer, dance artist and educator. A passionate performer and a keen learner, Khurana started her dance training in 2001. She is trained in Jazz, Ballet and Modern Dance techniques with teachers from India and overseas. From 2004-2006 Ms. Khurana worked as a repertory company member for The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy ( New Delhi) and in 2006 moved on to study and train further.

There on she trained more intensively in Ballet and Contemporary dance forms. Also inspired by Indian classical dances, Himani studied and trained in Kathak (Jaipur Gharana). In 2008, she went to The Toronto School of Dance and Theatre, Canada, and studied Contemporary dance as a part of an intensive training program. In Canada she had the opportunity to work with some well known and acknowledged teachers and choreographers (Julia Sasso, Helen Jones, Sharon Moore, Rosemary James and Johanna Bergfeldt). Khurana has been developing her own works since 2006. Her choreographies feature as part of documentaries, installation projects and have also featured at festivals. She is a certified Ballroom and Latin Dance trainer and personally loves the Rumba and the Cha Cha.

Sushant Ummat

Sushant Ummat

Choreographer

SUSHANT UMMAT – A self taught Hip Hop and Bollywood dancer, his journey from being an amateur to becoming a professional dancer has been a long and exciting one! Already a professional performer by the age of 17, he performed with famous Indian artists such as Sukhbir, KK , and Sundhi Chauhan. Year 2002 onwards he studied and trained intensively in Funk Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary dance techniques. Sushant was fortunate enough to train in and perform various diverse styles of dance from ballet to hip hop and break dance to ballroom, old school Chicago jazz and Funk Jazz to contemporary dance. Sushant is keenly invited as a guest teacher to work with other studios in the city and around. His caliber and talent as a versatile dancer is recognized and well acknowledged within the dance circuit.

Sushant likes to explore the possibilities as a performer and also enjoys acting. He played lead roles in productions like the “Bollywood Lovestory” – a musical promoted by ICCR showcased at Russia, Tokyo and other countries. He was acknowledged and recommended by his teacher for his style and finesse while dancing the Tango and other partner dances. Sushant is loved, admired and deeply respected as a teacher by his students. Anyone who may have attended his classes is well acquainted with the kind of energy and passion he instills in his students and succeeds in inculcating the love of dance in an immensely positive and disciplined manner. He is a true performer at heart and loves the stage! His recent performance credits include TED X (Chennai), IFFI, Dhoom (Yashraj Productions), corporate (Reebok, Essar, Pfizer, HBO are a few!)

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