Reenee Khanna – Teacher and Founder
Reenee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Indian dance. She shares her passion for dance with her students and ensures each student receives the training they need to reach their creative potential.
Dancing since childhood, she began her training in Toronto with Ramya Kumar of Paayal Dance Academy
where she learned semi-classical and Indian folk dance. She later moved to Mumbai, India to train in Kathak and Bollywood under the renowned Madhumati as well as the well respected Saroj Khan.
Through her dance career Reenee has participated in numerous stage shows and competitions in Toronto and in Bollywood. She has earned many accolades and awards for her work.
Outside of dance, Reenee holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University as well as a B Math from the University of Waterloo. She is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Herbalist.
Saadia Esat – Marketing and Teaching Assistant
Saadia comes has trained in heels, jazz funk and hip hop, but is now training in elements of Classical Indian and Bollywood dance. She is excited to be able to share her journey with the students while assisting in production and administration. Saadia has performed in a diversity of Bollywood and jazz funk events as she progresses her career in the performance industry.
Saadia has a M.Ed. from the University of British Columbia in Adult Learning and Global Change. When she isn’t dancing, she models, acts, and works in community development.
Indiana Mehta – Guest Teacher
Indiana Mehta, born & raised in Mumbai; the land of Bollywood, now lives in Toronto.
Indiana began her dance training in Bharatnatyam (Indian Classical Dance) at the young age of 3. On realising that dance was the only profession she would want to pursue, Indiana started training in Ballet. At the age of 21 she moved to London, UK to study performing arts & was the first Indian to graduate with a National Diploma in Dance from Laine Theatre Arts.
Her background in Indian Classical, folk, Bollywood, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip hop & heels is clearly visible in her body of work.
Today, she envisions fusing the confidence & power of dancing in stilettos with her street style Bollywood dance.
Her cultural collaboration for arts & artists is what makes her stand out.
Dilpreet Randhawa – Guest Teacher
Dilpreet is a Bhangra and Bollywood-Punjabi fusion dance instructor. Her dance training started in school with performances at school and college level. Her dance style is all about high energy, fun and punjabi bhangra stye for the evolving punjabi music.
In the past she has choreographed and performed bhangra and bollywood punjabi dance at college functions and a few weddings.