Faculty & Staff

Each one of our staff members works to encourage a friendly environment where every student can feel safe and comfortable to express themselves. It is our goal to have each student leaving class with the feeling of achievement and success.

Srishti Mittal

Srishti has been trained in various styles of dance including Bollywood, Bhangra, Kathak, and Indian contemporary. She started dancing at Shiamak Davar’s Academy at the age of 2 where she danced until she graduated Middle School. She then moved to the USA where she was apart of a dance company that performed at various different venues and competitions. Once she graduated High School she moved back to India where she attended college. She auditioned and made the college team where she competed group and couples dances against several different colleges. Her dances won countless awards and recognitions.

Srishti has been teaching dance to children and adults since she was a junior in high school. She has also participated in many opportunities where she was invited to judge dance competitions. Her students have won many awards and have had the opportunity to audition on the hit TV show “Dance India Dance”. She has a love for dance and wishes to share her passion, knowledge, and experience with others.

 

Chelsey Milton

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Chelsey started dancing in 2005. Her training includes Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Bollywood. She was also a part of the Prodigy Dance Company competing group dances and a solo dance. This company traveled all around the United States to compete and take conventions at companies like New York City Dance Alliance, Pulse, International Dance Challenge, Starpower, Hollywood Connection, Tremaine, Jump, West Coast Dance Explosion, Spotlight, L.A Dance Force and many more. She has won many awards at competitions for her group dances and also her solo performances as well as awards from her studio for having good team work, outstanding effort, leadership, and being a “rock solid dancer”. In 2009, Chelsey also got to be a part of a group dance that performed at the opening day Mariners game at Safeco Field.

Chelsey started going to college right after she graduated high school and graduated in 2014 with a degree from the University of Washington in Early Childhood and Family Studies. She has a love for dance as well as children. She always wants to help them learn and become better at whatever they are doing. Chelsey has been teaching dance for many years and is excited to start teaching at My Dance World Academy.

Jinal Trivedi

Jinal

Jinal Trivedi is born and raised in India and moved to United States in 2009. She has started learning dancing at the age of 6. She has learned and performed various forms of dance styles including bhartnatyam, bollywood and bhangara. Since she is originally from Gujarat, her favorite dance style is “Garba/Dandiya”. She has been staying in Seattle area from past 7 years. She has worked in Kumon for 5 years, where she taught math and reading to kids between the ages of 5 and 13. Currently she is working as a scientist for a biotech company. She is energetic and confident dance teacher who is interested to improve student’s confidence and understanding of dance.”

Simran

Simran

As the saying goes “There is a shortcut to Happiness, for me DANCE is my shortcut to Happiness”. I consider dance
as a meditation which fulfills the need of my soul. I am proficient in Contemporary, Bhangra, Semi-Classical and
Bollywood dance forms. I was born and raised in India and started dancing since the age of five. My passion for dance has grown with my age. I have choreographed and participated in many dance competitions during my schooling and
graduation. In 2016, I collaborated with NGO “Pratidhwani” where I showcased my dance talent in a Bollywood show
“Ajab Bollywood ki Ghajab Kahani” where I participated in three dance shows. I would love to keep dancing an integral
passion of my life and looking forward to take a Chance to Dance.

Jiya Joshi

 Jiya

Jiya Joshi is from Mumbai, India and a professionally trained Bharatnatyam (Classical) dancer. The technique and discipline provided a solid foundation to her dance training. She has been dancing and performing from the age of 3.

Her diversity in dance expands from Indian semi classical to modern Bollywood dancing. She gained experience choreographing dances and acquired recognition from teachers, students, friends, and family.

Aside from dance, Jiya loves playing all kinds of sports, Traveling and spending time with family. Academically, she has a MBA from City University in Seattle and currently works as an Office Administrator in Montessori School.

Molly Milton

 Jiya

Molly Milton has been dancing since the age of 2. Her training includes ballet, pointe, jazz, tumbling, lyrical, hip hop, tap, and contemporary. During that time she was also apart of various competition teams, competition solos, and competition duos that traveled and competed around the USA. She has won scholarships for her technical skills at regional conventions including Jump, NUVO, Radix, Velocity, Rainbow, Starpower, and 24-7. She regularly took first place awards for her dances.

Molly won the title of 2012 Petite Miss Dance of the Pacific Northwest representing Dance Masters of America chapter 39 at their national competition.

She has studied at the Joffrey Ballet in New York City, International Ballet Academy, and Summer Dance Lab at Whitman College where she was a member of the performing company, participating in the Walla Walla Dance Festival as a featured dancer.

Molly is excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance with her students.

Jagruti Khobragade

f&s4I am a classical Bhratnatyam dancer and have a passion for dancing and choreography. I learnt Bharatnatyam in my childhood and participated in various schools & college annual functions.

I moved to Seattle in 2009 and continued my passion for dancing and choreography. Here I got exposed to different dance styles including Western and Bollywood. I volunteer with various dance groups and have performed with groups like Pratidhwani, Dreams-PCPIA, Surya Teja, Indus & Mudra. Apart from these groups I have also performed in Bhartiyam, KAW & Anand Mela. I also received best choreography in 2013 Hai Dum show.

Dance Performances

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2015 – Indus

2015 – Leher

2014 – Mudra for Seattle Maharashtra Mandal

2014 – Pratidhwani show “Hai Dum-2″ and “Shaddi.com”

2014 – Performance for Seattle Art Museum

2014 – Dreams show “Elements”

2014 – Surya Teja show “Sree KrishnaArjuneeyam”

2013 – Pratidhwani show “Hai Dum”

2013 – Surya Teja show “Brhamarshi Vishwamitra”

2010 – Prathidhwani – “Chitrangada”

2010 – Bhartiyam and Kerala Association Washington

 

Shilpa

I am very passionate about dancing and have been a dancer since childhood. I dance and teach different dance styles like semi classical ,folk, Western, Bollywood, Tollywood. I am a classical dancer trained in Perini Natyam. Perini is a temple dance form. I was a RJ in All India Radio (AIR-Hyderabad) along with being a dance instructor. I moved to Seattle in 2012 and continued my passion for dance. I voluntarily made kids perform every year in heritage festival such as Anand Mela. I was one of the participant in dance competition, “Naach Meri Jaan”

 

Chandrayee Bhattacharyya

chandrayee

Chandrayee Bhattacharyya is one of the accomplished kathak dancers from the “Lucknow Gharana”. She has been trained under Guru Parimal Krishna and Marajji. She also came across some pioneer gurus & had training under them such as Kumudidni Lakhia, Malabika Sen, Saswati Sen, Prenara Shrimala etc. She also have professional traing in europian street dance, tap & Ballet.

Since she was 5 years old, she is into dance. She obtained the degree from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad and diploma in theterical art. Chandrayee’s passion for dance slowly led her into experiment classical Kathak with different kind of international dance forms and styles. She started her workshop collaboration with different western style of dance long back , now that’s consider as a main stream of performing arts.

She was one of the talented performer and gold medalist in Dover lane music festival, Calcutta. She is teaching in Seattle for last 16 years now, before that she used to teach Kathak in UK. Chandrayee teaches classical Kathak and experimental fusion style of dances which is a mixture of Spanish, Tap, Jazz, Salsa, African Folk and Broadway style

She and her students have been performing in various dance festivals & prestigious stages from 2001 to till now. Nrityangan kathak is where all students get pure kathak lesson along with knowledge of kathak terminology & training under strict classical syllabus of Lucknow Gharana.

Performances, Workshop, Show:

  • Doverlane music festival
  • Calcutta doordarsan (television)
  • Television broad cast in local festival in UK
  • Scottish Church College callidoscope
  • Numerous workshop at UK
  • Workshop at various seattle & eastside schools
  • campaigning for CDC VERV
  • Organizer for Ugandan dance day with sister school
  • Workshop On India day at BES, Member of EHC
  • IAWW
  • IACA
  • IAHC
  • Seattle Folklife
  • Kelsy Creek School
  • Bellevue College & many more
  • Kathak Solo in Tacoma Dome (Asia Pacific Cultural Center
  • Winterfest
  • UW ethnic heritage hall
  • Bellevue youth theater
  • Cultural Crossroads
  • Judging on the spot dance competition at Northwest Art Center
  • after school kathak lessons
  • Judging in different reality show in California & tv shows

Chandrayee’s love for dance reflects in her choreography, dedication and hard work for her students

Sugun Ratti

I am a trained dancer from India. I started dancing at the age of 6. I performed kathak and folk and was further trained to do Bollywood hip hop at workshops held by Shamak Davar’s team at Delhi Public School, where I studied until 6th grade. I was then sent to Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer. A boarding school in Rajasthan, were I was trained to do contemporary, classical, semi classical and various forms of folk dances under Mr. Sumeet Nagdev and Mr. Manoj Bagga. I also keep a major interest in Hindustani music (vocal). I won many prizes throughout the years and was in charge to teach the junior kids, in my senior year at school. I moved here after graduating my high school for further studies and I am still practicing my dance with all the passion.