Swarali Karulkar is originally from Mumbai, India and moved to NYC in August 2014 to obtain her masters in Dance/Movement Therapy. She started her training in dance at a young age of 6 and continued till she was touring with various dance companies across India. After her success on Asia's Biggest Dance Reality show (Dance India Dance) as a finalist and choreographer for several years, she continued her work through movie choreographies, master classes and consultant for dance reality shows. Alongside her professional dance career, Swarali utilized her gymnast background and her degree in psychology to devise a program for stress reduction at corporate settings and worked closely with Disney India and Life Corporation of India. She recently performed at IIFA awards with A.R. Rahman and was a guest performer on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Currently, Swarali works as a Dance/Movement Therapist with William O'Connor School, a BollyX instructor at various gyms, choreographer for off-broadway/Broadway shows, performer for solo shows/world tours and handles a youtube channel. She strongly believes in the statement, 'I dance therefore I am' and is determined to share her passion with anyone who would like to explore the power of movement with her.
In my BollyX class, I use my dance therapy knowledge to attune to the needs of my students and my crazy Bollywood energy to make sure they are having a lot of fun!!! Being from India, allows me to educate my students about the culture associated with the songs they learn in class!!
So come join me in the craziness!! Allow me to share my love for dance with you!
BollyX member since December 2014
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