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Jessiya k George  

Jesse has done her Bsc mathematics from St Joseph college, Devagiri. Trained primarily in Free-style, Jesse is popular for the extreme athleticism that she brings to her dance. She is currently training in contemporary dance, Bharatanatyam and Aerial silk at LOKA Studio for Movement practices.

Training:
1) Contemporary Dance for 2 years from Vishwakiran Nambi.
2) Kathak for 2 years from Nishi Ratnam shukla
3) Indian Folk Dance for 1 year from Vishwakiran Nambi under ‘LOKA Studio for Movement Practices’.

Workshops:
1) Bollywood Workshop by Melvin louis
2) Garba Indian folk workshop by Kunal

Notable Performances:
Limelight, Bangalore 2017
Nadaan parindey , Etram dance company production 2017
Phoenix market city festival 2017
MVIT college fest 2017
Performance for Unilever 2018
Birang Etram dance academy production 2018
Performance at Dandiya festival Forum Neighborhood Mall 2018
Pyre, Sarvam, Bangalore 2019
Pyre, The Stage, Bangalore 2019
Ganesha festival prestige groups 2017,2018
Onam festival prestige group 2017

Niranjan Harish

Niranjan is one of the lead dancers in PYRE. His primary training is in contemporary dance and is an expert in contact improvisation. His training extends in Somatic awareness by Michel Casanova and Annekatrin Trautman. He is also trained in several martial art forms like Kalaripayuttu, Kick boxing, MMA…He was the lead dancer in Nritarutya Dance Company for over 4 years and has performed in several prestigious platforms in and out of the country with the company. He is the lead in the trilingual music video ‘Neeye’, also lead in a Kannada feature film ‘Gudugudiya Sedi Nodu’, now in making.

Training:

1) Indian contemporary dance company for 5 years in Nritarutya Dance Company
2) Contemporary dance for 5 years under Nakula somanna
3) Folk dance, martial arts and contemporary dance for 7 years under Vishwakiran Nambi
4) Somatic practice under Michel Casanova
5) Contact improvisation under Erica Kaufman, Annekatrin Trautmann , Abhilash Ningappa and Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy
6) Kathak and Indian contemporary under Madhuri Upadhya
7) Choreography and performance training under Mayuri Upadhaya
8) Mixed martial and grappling under Satya B Behuria

Workshops:
1) Kutthuvarise under Sri Mahesh
2) Carnatic rhythm under Smt Ranjani V
3) Physical theatre workshop under Krishna Prasad , Rangayana,Mysore
4) Contemporary Dance Diya Naidu , Bangalore
5) Contemporary Dance with Scottish Dance Theater
6) Contemporary Dance with Hofesh Shecter
7) Contemporary Dance with Maria Schneider
8) Butoh with Hiroshi ohashi
9) Physical theatre stemming from Butho


Notable Performances:
1) Make in India in Germany with Nritarutya Dance Company
2) Large scale Musical Madhushala in Mumbai
3) India fantastique in Antilla
4) NH7 weekender (Bangalore , Pune , Delhi )
5) Pro kabaddi league opening ceremony, Hyderabad and Mumbai
6) Serendipity festival, Goa
7) Prayog4, Bangalore
8) Pyre in Sarvam Arts Festival, ADA Bangalore
9) Rorschach touch in Shoonya, Bangalore

Shruti Suresh


Shruti Suresh is an engineering graduate from BNMIT. She has trained in Bharatanatyam for 22 years performing across the world. She is currently training in Odissi and Aerial Silk in LOKA Studio for Movement Practices and has extensively performed Indian Contemporary dance as part of Nritarutya Dance Company. She also played the lead for the Pro-Kabbadi league opening act. She plays lead in Vishwakiran Nambi’s Dance film “The Kitchen”. She has also performed for the famous musical “Mughal E Azam”. She’s a certified yoga trainer and also has her own dance school named Aarohi School of Dance.

Training:
1) Bharatanatyam- 22 years under Guru Ashok Kumar
2) Odissi – 2 years and still training under Guru Saritha Mishra
3) Kathak ( workshop training) for Mughal E Azam musical under Gauri Diwakar and Dheerendra Tiwari
4) Indian Contemporary – Nritarutya Dance Company
5) Contemporary – under Vishwakiran Nambi, Nakula Somana, Ajeesh Balakrishna, Parth Bharadwaj
6) Yoga teachers training – Sandeep Manur from Amrutha Bindu Yogashala
7) Currently training in Aerial Silk under Vishwakiran Nambi

Workshops :
1) Bungfly ( bungee fitness) – by Aastha gulati
2) Contemporary and whacking – by Shakthi Mohan
3) Bharatanatyam – Priyadarshini Govind, Janaki Rangarajan, Rama Vaidyanathan, Rukmini Vijaykumar
4) Abhinaya – Brugha Bessel
5) Rhythm and Tala – Kiran Subramaniam
6) Kalaripayattu – Amaresh, Daksha Seth

Performances :
1) Under Nritarutya Dance Company :
2) 38th edition opening ceremony of PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association)
3) Madhur Milan – a production for the Ambani’s
4) Madhushala – a production for Amitabh Bacchan
5) Shakuntala- a production for Lakshmi Mittal
6) Pro Kabbadi league ( star sports) – opening and closing ceremony
7) Make in India- Germany , Mumbai
8) BRICS in Goa
9) Serendipity arts festival Goa and many more
10) Pyre – Sarvam dance festival , Bangalore 2019
11) Performed for the Ambani’s in Mumbai , February 2019
12) Mughal E Azam Musical – Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad
13) Bharatanatyam under Ashok Kumar – USA, Canada, Dubai, Australia, London and many more in India
14) Bharatanatyam under Vyuti Dance Company- Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore
15) Bharatanatyam under Shijith and Parvati – Chennai
16) Performed for ICCR and Bangalore Doordarshan
17) As a soloist – have performed in Bangalore and USA
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Film:
The Kitchen – a dance film by VishwaKiran Nambi
Basmasura – by Sathya BG
Music video for the band SubraMania Choreographed by Vishwakiran Nambi

Shreya Deshpande

Shreya Deshpande is a professional Dancer and a Civil engineer. Primarily a gymnast, trained for over 9 years from Sports Promotion Association and has represented the country several times. She is trained in contemporary dance for over 5 years at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, trained in Kathak for 6 years from Abhinava Dance Company, Bangalore. She is featured as lead in several Music videos- the trilingual music video – ‘Neeye, Neene, Neeve’,Hit single Kangalin Oramai from the movie July Kaatril, official cover of the song Hamsanava ( Baahubali)- by the band Lagori. She has also performed in several prestigious events with several established companies, the likes of Nritarutya Dance Company, Abhinava Dance Company.

List of performances
1. Sarvam Arts Festival- ADA Rang Mandir, Bangalore
2. Mughal E Azam- around 70 shows in Mumbai (Jamshed Baba Theatre -NCPA) and Delhi (Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium)
3. Madanotsava- KH Kala Sauda
4. International Film Festival – Vidhan Sauda, Bangalore
5. Serendipity Arts Festival – Goa
6. Make in India Inauguration- Mumbai
7. Energy Awards Show for Karnataka Govt- Bangalore Palace
8. Pro Kabaddi- Delhi
9. Show for PATA- Bangalore International Exhibition Centre
10. Ida conference Inauguration- Mumbai
11. Kokilaben Ambani’s 80th Birthday – Mumbai
12. Inauguration of Adi Yogi statue – Mahashivratri- Coimbatore
13. Red FM Music awards- Kochi
14. Corporate show- JW Marriot
15. India Fest- Goa

College Level Performances at-
1) Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering
2) RV College of Engineering
3) BMS College of Engineering
4) St John’s Medical College
5) Bangalore Medical College
6) M Vishweshwariah Institue of Technology
7) BITS Pilani- Goa Campus

Shoots:
1) Neeye- Trilingual Music Video- Shot in Bangalore
2) Kangalin Oramai- For the movie July Katril- Shot in Portugal
3) Hamsanava- Official Cover by Lagori Band- Shot in Bangalore
4) Ra Cheliya- Music Video – Shot in Hyderabad
5) Photoshoot for Museek Magzine- Chennai
6) Photo shoot for Puma- Bangalore
7) Ad for Twin Bird Leggings- Kochi
8) Shoot for Flowers TV Malyalam- Kochi

Training:
1) Gymnastics 9 Sports Promotion Association (Bangalore, India)
2) Contemporary dance 5.5 Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts ( Bangalore, India)
3) Kathak(Indian Classical) 6 Abhinava Dance Company ( Bangalore, India)
4) Bollywood/Freestyle 8 Genesis Institute ( Bangalore, India)

Accolades
Aerobics and Gymnastics
• Junior Miss Fitness Title 2009, Nevada USA. (Organized by American Aerobics Association)
Felicitated by the honorable president of India, Ms. Pratibha Patil.
• Secured a position in the top ten at the Fit Kid World Championship in 2007, Malaysia.
• Ranked 4th at the National level sports aerobics competition (India), 2014.
• Competed at National level (India) for Gymnastics and won at several state level (Karnataka) competitions for the same.
• Won the ‘Miss Waves’ title, 2012. BITS Pilani Goa Campus, India.
• Won the “Fresh Face Bangalore’ title, 2011. Represented Bangalore at the National Level for the same competition
• Was an integral part of a video titled “Make farm to fashion happen”, which was for crowd funding a project.

Sonal D’souza

Sonal D’souza has done his MSW and Bsc from St Joseph’s College and is one of the lead dancers in ‘PYRE’. He is a contemporary artist working as an associate to Vishwakiran Nambi. He is also a Dance academic, teaching in Jyothi Nivas College. He is trained in contemporary dance for 2 years at ‘Attakalari Centre for Movement Practices’. He was part of the ‘Nritarutya youth wing’ for a year and performed with the company at various prestigious platforms. He now trains at LOKA in contemporary dance, Bhararanatyam and Aerial Silk.

 

Training:

1)Contemporary Dance for 2 years from Anindita Gosh, Priyabrat Panigrahi, Prashant More and Sylvester Mardi; under ‘Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts’
2) Contemporary Dance for 1 year from Vishwakiran Nambi, Ashwin Kumar and Seher Noor Mehera under ‘Nritarutya’
3) Contemporary Dance for 1 year from Vishwakiran Nambi and Nakula Somana under ‘LOKA Studio for movement practices’
4) Indian Folk Dance for 1 year from Vishwakiran Nambi under ‘LOKA Studio for Movement Practices’

Workshops:
1) Choreography Workshop by ‘Wayne Mc Gregor’
2) Butoh Worksop by ‘Hiroshi Ohashi’
3) Choreography Workshop by ‘Andrea Peña’

Notable Performances:
1) Limelight, Hyderabad 2015, 2016
2) Limelight, Bangalore 2015, 2016
3) Santulan, Attakalari, Bangalore 2016
4) Asian Athletic Championship, Orissa 2017
5) Chakra, Bangalore Palace, 2017
6) Ganesha, Bangalore Palace, 2017
7) International Film festival, Panaji, Goa 2017
8) International Film festival, Bangalore, 2018
9) Pyre, Sarvam, Bangalore 2019
10) Pyre, The Stage, Bangalore 2019

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Tejas Kumar C

Thejas is a young and passionate dancer from Bangalore. He has been trained in Hip-Hop for 2years and is currently training in contemporary dance, Bharatanatyam and Aerial Silk under the guidance of Vishwakiran Nambi and Nakula Somana at LOKA Studio for Movement Practices, Bangalore. In addition he is also training in contemporary dance at Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts. Thejas is currently studying mechanical engineering at Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and Management, Bangalore. He has performed I several of LOKA’s initiatives.