Dancers Across Borders | DAB | Team Intro | Promo Nayana Tharoor , Rahul Sharma, Himanshi & Chris
DAB’s story began in Dubai. A city where the world comes together, works together and lives together. Now, it’s time for the world to dance together.
DAB stands for Dancers Across Borders. A name born out of the belief that when it comes to doing what you love, there are no boundaries to possibilities, growth and talent. At DAB, you will learn dances from across the world, from instructors from diverse dance backgrounds. You will also learn how to express yourself better and take on life with a different perspective.
Meet Our Fabulous Team
Nayana Tharoor :
DAB’s founder began training in Indian Classical dance when she was just 4 years old. Since then, she has successfully completed her formal training in classical dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Indian Contemporary and Semi Classical. Her accolades include a National Award for Contemporary Indian Dance, Distinctions in the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Classical Dance Examinations conducted by the Karnataka Art and Cultural Board, as well as a Distinction in the Beginner and Intermediate Classical Music Examination. With over 15 years of stage exposure, multiple productions and choreography experience under her belt, she launched her YouTube channel Dancers Across Borders in May, 2020. In under half a year, it has amassed 9800+ subscribers, and features collaborations with 18 dancers across 12 countries. Each video is a testimony to her talent for creating unique and complex dance routines, some of which incorporate theatre and drama into Indian classical dance – elements that will carry on in her vision for the she’s not dancing, Nayana is a leading professional marketeer for global brands.
Rahul is a familiar face in dance circles, not just in India, but across the globe. He has been a part of the world’s most popular Kathak fusion group, Kathak Rockers, for the past 9 years, assisting one of the industry’s most famous names, Kumar Sharma, as a choreographer.
He is no stranger to stardom – he has been a Senior Assistant Choreographer on the Indian reality show, Super Dancer Chapter 3, an Assistant Choreographer on Dance Ka High Fever, as well as a performer on the popular shows Jhalak Dhikla Jaa and I Can Do That.
Professionally trained, he has earned Prarambhik P1 (Kathak) and Prarambhik P2 (Kathak) degrees from the prestigious Pracheen Kala Kendra. He also has several awards from national dance competitions.
Himanshi is a passionate choreographer with experience across Bollywood, Contemporary and Semi Classical dance forms.
A seasoned performer, she has taken the stage alongside Bollywood celebrities like Gauhar Khan, Urvashi Rautela, Karishma Tanna and Evelyn Sharma at prestigious dance shows.
She specializes in creating powerful dance routines for youth and adult dance teams and thrives in helping others nurture their craft. She has a proven track record as a dance teacher, with an in-depth knowledge of several teaching methodologies and instruction techniques.
After a 2-year stint as the Lead Instructor at Transformers Dance Studio, Dubai, she comes to DAB with her heart set on achieving the highest levels of innovation and beauty. As a dance teacher, he is skilled at managing and planning routines, monitoring progress, giving constructive feedback and adapting teaching methods to meet individual needs.
16 years of contribution to Salsa and Latin society make huge different to dancing seen in UAE and across the globe. His organizing skills make a difference. Chris is the Co-Director of Dubai International Dance Festival and he runs the most popular and top weekly Salsa & Latin nights for last 8 years. He also got a new festival in Malta under his belt, Malta Dance Festival which is happening since 2016.
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