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Professional Experience

Founder and Artistic Director October 2005- Present 
Shishya School Of
Performing Arts, Lawrenceville, NJ

Main Duties - Performances, Choreography, Teaching, Conducting shows, business ops

  • Choreograph traditional and fusion items for performances and classes.

  • Solo and group performances with students and peers for different events

  • Lecture Demonstrations at schools, universities, senior centers, libraries

  • Research to enhance skills, using books and guidance from experts in the field.

  • Co-ordinate Assistant teacher and student teacher curriculum

  • Create Custom, easy to understand, curriculum for various levels.

  • Write and demonstrate Mythology stories and other unpublished work.

  • Book-keeping, marketing, website, and social media content management

  • Conduct customized workshops for students with visiting maestros from India

  • Conduct and co-ordinate graduation (31 ‘Arangetrams’) and Annual day recitals (21)

 

Visiting Faculty for World Dance Program 2005- Present 
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

Main Duties – Teach topics for the World Dance program, prepare them for their midterm

  • Bharatanatyam – An ancient Art Form

  • Various aspects of ‘Bharatanatyam’

  • Progression of ancient art form to new innovative one

  • Comparison between ‘Bharatanatyam’ and ‘Kathak’

  • Comparison between ‘Bharatanatyam’ and ‘Bollywood’ dancing

  • Mathematical patterns in dance

  • Yoga and its connection to ‘Bharatanatyam’

  • The ‘Mudras’ of ‘Bharatanatyam’

  • ‘Bharatanatyam,’ its origins and its connection to Religion and mythology

 

Freelance dance teacher – 1997 to current 

  • Indian classical dance teacher 2003 to 2004 (Dance Corner, The West Windsor Plainsboro dance company

  • Enrichment Teacher- 1997 to 1998, Voorhees Middle School CER program, Voorhees, NJ

  • Private ‘Arangetram’ – Solo dance recital training track

 

Lecture Demonstrations and Workshops, 2003 to current

  • The College of NJ

  • Mercer County Teen arts Festival

  • Senior centers – Princeton, St. Francis Bordentown

  • Mercer county College

  • Rider University

  • Princeton Ballet School

  • Lawrence township public schools

  • Pennington Montessori School

  • Raritan Valley College

  • Libraries – Lawrence, Hopewell, Burlington, Princeton

 

Other

  • Program Manager/Technical Lead 1994-2005, Lockheed Martin Cherry Hill, NJ

  • Technical / IT consultant Arms Inc. 1992–1994, Arms Inc. Cherry Hill, NJ

  • Research Assistant  1990–1992,Temple University , Philadelphia , PA

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