Swati started Starrz Dance back in 2006 with passion for dancing. She is a trained Classical dancer and always strives towards making dancing a beautiful experience. She teaches various dance styles from Bollywood to folk, from Semi-classical to Bolly-hop.Under her guidance SDAPA students have shined in many dance competitions and Events in and around Bay Area. Today SDAPA is among the Top 10 Dance Academy's in Bay Area. She believes that dancing helps to develop your confidence and personality. You learn to be a good team member and great social person. Dancing brings out the creativity and positivism in an individual. For teenagers it is a great stress buster and for adults its a great way to stay fit.
Mahesh Poojary hails straight from Mumbai where for over 2 decades his choreography, entrepreneurial skills performance have led him to be an integral part of the Indian Film Industry. He is the member of Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association. Till now he has trained more than 10000 students allover in India and internationally. He has choreographed more than 50 celebrities from Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman khan, Akshay kumar, Govinda, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone , Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra and many many more. He has done a no. of shows and film shoots as a performer & as an assistant choreographer in many Award night shows such as FILMFARE AWARDS, SCREEN AWARDS, STARDUST AWARDS,MTV AWARDS, GLADRAGS AWARDS, FEMINA MISS INDIA, IPL AWARDS and many more. He has assisted many well known choreographers of Bollywood industry such as Vaibhavi Merchant , Prabhudeva, Ganesh Hedge, Farah khan, Longinus Fernandes and Geeta Kapoor. He has choreographed many award night shows , stage shows, reality shows nationally and internationally in America, Canada , UK , Europe, South Africa.
Priya works on all the beautiful props we always need to enhance our dances. She is very creative and her props always adds up to our whole Act. She puts lot of effort in designing and building the properties for all our dances.
Nikita always comes up with very amazing and creative costume for our Teams. Wherever the group performs , the costume catches the attention of the audience.
Akshay has been part of Starrz Dance for a long time. He has taught numerous students over the period of 5 years. His forte is Hiphop, Lyrical hiphop , contemporary and Bollywood free style. He was part of Starrz Sr Grp and has won many solo and group dancing awards in and out of State. Recently he made it into Top Ten of ZEE TV DID. Also he had started his own Dance crew in Monta Vista High School to help other kids share the same dance interest and give them a platform to showcase the talent. Now he is part of the Unique Movements Dance Crew in New York and is instructor at our Brooklyn/New York location. He believes that dance has helped him to deal with High School stress . It has helped him become more Creative and Positive and maintain good GPA and SAT score. Along with Great Academics his achievement in Dancing has added up in his college resume. He is studying at prestigious college - NYU and will be pursuing Chemical and Bio-Molecular Engineering Major along with Theatre and Dance Minor. Akshay hopes that more Boys follow his path and see Dancing as a great way to express themselves and a good way to keep the body and mind Fit.