Creative Director and Choreographer
Nisha creates a unique style of living poetry for her students through dance. In addition to instruction and giving performances and doing workshops at studios, schools, corporations, private companies, private/social events, her love for dance has now taken her to facilitate this art form as a heeling tool and stress buster.
With over 23 years of teaching experience and commitment to ongoing study of the classical, contemporary and folk dances of India, her goal is for every student ages 3 and up, to experience the fitness and fun of Bollywood Dance.
Dance Jhankaar combines the traditional Indian dance styles with the modern forms of world dance to create a breathtaking and vivid blend of the eastern and western dance cultures. Integrating philosophies to heal the body mind and soul, and to improve health and lifestyle through dance.
Priya Raman Jarrell
Bharat Natyam Instructor, and Principle Dancer
Bharatnatyam is one of the most cherished and the most popular of classical Indian dance-forms. It is considered the epitome of Indian cultural expression. The goal of this class is to train students to learn the classical dance form through fresh and polished interpretations and give a new sheen to the traditional treasure.
This class will concentrate on teaching students the techniques, the mudras, the expressions− all an integral part of all forms of Indian dancing. It will also help students translate and express their skills in contemporary dance styles using classical moves.
The class is to be instructed by Priya Raman-Jarrell a trained Bharatnatyam dancer under Guru Kousalya. Priya started her training at the age of 3 and trained and performed Bharatnatyam in multiple temples and auditoriums around India until the age of 16. She then travelled around the country and has had opportunities learning and performing other forms of Indian classical, folk and contemporary dances. She continues to increase her knowledge of Bollywood and Contemporary dance and performs with the Company Dancers of DANCE JHANKAAR