Instructor Profile

DARSHAN PAWAR

SENIOR MANAGER & SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Darshan has been a former Senior Instructor and Manager for SHIAMAK Group for over 17 years up until 2019. He has taught classes across India and now currently teaching in Australia. He was an Assistant Choreographer to Shiamak for the Bollywood Film Taare Zameen Par. Darshan has performed in Bollywood films including Bunty aur Babli, Kisna and I See You. He has assisted Shiamak with Adidas television commercial starring Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. He has also performed at International Bollywood Events and shows in Singapore, Amsterdam, London and South Africa. In 2014, Darshan choreographed Winner Celebrity AFL Player David Rodan and Melanie Hopper for their bollywood performance in Dancing with the Stars Australia . He has worked in collaboration with City of Melbourne and Indian Film Festival to create a Guinness world record for the Largest Bollywood Dance class taught overseas in the year 2011. Darshan has co-choreographed Bollywood segment at Moomba Parade for last 11 years since 2008. He has choreographed performances at AFL Multicultural Matches in MCG and Hisense Areana ( now know as Marvel Stadium). He has choreographed and performed at Indian Film Festival for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017 for Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Vidya Balan, Malaika Arora and Sushant Singh Rajput and Shilpa Shetty. He is a certified Standard Mental Health First Aider.

SOHINI BANERJEE PAWAR

CREATIVE HEAD & SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Sohini has been a former dance instructor and manager for SHIAMAK group for over 10 years up until 2018 currently teaches classes in Australia. She has conducted various schools and corporate workshops across India. She has taught workshops and dance classes for kids and Adults and Intensive Dancers in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Nagpur, Goa, Jaipur, Ooty, Mathura, Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Gujrat, Indore, Assam, Chandigarh, Delhi and many more. Sohini has performed at International Bollywood Events and shows at like IFFA, Filmfare, Zee cine Awards and Star Parivaar Awards. She has been an Operations Manager for Shiamaks NGO "Victory Arts Foundation" in Pune from 2009 to 2013. She has conducted workshops for the physically mentally and underprivileged kids. She has also been a part of School Dance Education Program for the Group and has played a key role involving designing and executing Annual days of leading schools of Mumbai and pan India. She is a Certified Yoga teacher and has done her training with Shivananda Yoga centre in Madhurai.

AARYAN PADWAL

DANCER & INSTRUCTOR

Aaryan has been part of Bollywood Dance School Australia since 2016.  He has performed in various events like Indian Film Festivals, Da-Baang Show etc. He has also performed in the Zee Cine Awards 2018 with stars like Shahid Kapoor, Jaqueline Fernandez, Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra and Ranveer Singh. Aaryan currently teaches classes across Melbourne.

JAINAM MASHRUWALA

DANCER & INSTRUCTOR

Jainam joined Bollywood Dance School Australia since 2016. Initiating his dancing journey with productions like ‘Stars Of Bollywood’, Jainam received the great platform aiding his passion and performing in shows such as, Indian Film Festival - Melbourne, PM Narendra Modi’s Reception in Sydney as well as Zee Cine Awards. Jainam, whilst nurturing his dance knowledge and skills at the Academy, has also shared the stage with numerous Bollywood stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhu Deva, Shahid Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Katrina Kaif. Jainam currently teaches classes across Melbourne. He has completed Standard Mental Health First Aider course.

NAZIA JALIL

DANCER & INSTRUCTOR

Nazia has always loved dancing and performing. She has been a part of Bollywood Dance School Australia since 2015. She has performed at various events in Canada and Australia such as AFL, Moomba Parade, and Daabang Tour. She also had the opportunity of dancing at the TOIFA Awards alongside various Bollywood Stars such as Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.

AKANKSHA SHARMA

DANCER & JUNIOR INSTRUCTOR

Akanksha became a part of Bollywood Dance School Australia in 2017.  She started her dance journey as a part of the Junior Dance Team. She has performed in the Indian Film Festival for stars such as Prabhu Deva, Farah Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. She also danced in the Indian Film Festival 2014, for actor Amitabh Bachchan. She has also performed in Stars of Bollywood, Melbourne and Sydney. Akanksha now teaches  classes across Melbourne.

PEARL MADAN

DANCER & JUNIOR INSTRUCTOR

Pearl Madan became a part of Bollywood Dance School Australia in 2018. She teaches in venues across Melbourne and has been a part of diverse events such as the Indian Film Festival held in Melbourne in 2014 and 2017. She has also performed at the Salman Khan’s Da-Bangg show as well as Shreya Ghoshal’s Concert in Melbourne with the Dance Team.