Greetings from Indigo Dance Evolution Academy! – the Triangle’s first-ever integrated versatile academy to learn, share, grow and evolve with authentic Bollywood, Folk & Classical Indian dance, plus get a top-notch, world standard Fitness Experience with high energy Bolly-Robics!
I.D.E.A : We don’t produce ‘background dancers’ : we create STARS who shine in their own light!
Structured coaching of international repute offering traditional as well as modern Indian dance, plus Bollywood-based group fitness to people of all ages, levels of learning , backgrounds & ethnicities, is now in the Triangle. Whether you are learning for recreational, vocational or fitness reasons, there is an answer to your needs. You can come join in your favorite Indian dance style or sweat it out with an effective, international scale Bollywood-dance workout !- all very close to you- and at extremely affordable fees!
I.D.E.A : We’re about the Community
Classes started Summer of 2013 in the Triangle through the support & outreach of Town Community Centers in Morrisville, Cary, Raleigh & Garner, schools in the Wake County and fitness centers, where Bollywood Dance & Bolly-based Fitness were introduced for the very first time to a cross-cultural audience. Re-defining Indian dance with new dimensions, not just as a performing art but a total body workout and a fun interactive dance form, Indigo’s activities in the region truly reflect the diverse fabric of the Triangle. Students of various ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and levels of learning are welcome here.
I.D.E.A – Breakthroughs & Innovation
Within a short span of a year, Indigo produced a Top Scoring team in the area! Winner of the Highest Runner-up and Highest in the Bollywood sub-category Solo & Group, at the region’s first -ever International Dance Competition at Raleigh International Festival 2014. Read all about it here.
Indigo also reached a new milestone for Bollywood Fitness by bringing it in 2014 to two prestigious Fortune 500 companies, the CISCO corporation in the RTP, the tech giant’s third largest facility in the world, as well as to employees of NetApp, the data storage leader’s extensive facilities in Morrisville. Read all about it here.
For the very first time ever on the east coast of America, Bollywood Dancing was introduced for our Senior Citizens too! Read all about it here.
First ever Indian Dance academy on the East Coast to bring the Interactive entertainment style in Bollywood to the region! Read all about it here.
Not just to dance to entertain, but to stay fit…for LIFE !
That is Indigo’s mission. Read more …
I.D.E.A : What sets us apart
Three decades of service in three continents. Teaching diverse audiences with an integrated, inclusive approach.
Proven track record of “getting into the student’s shoes” – for real results- for hundreds of students over the decades.
Teaching from “ground up” – in small sized batches – because you deserve our full attention
Teach you to really dance (not just put you in a ‘costume’ on a stage)
Initiated in the birthplace of Bollywood, in the early 90’s, tutor has trained with famous personalities in Mumbai, provided core training to students in India, Dubai & New Zealand.
Endorsed and Supported in part by City of Raleigh, Town of Morrisville, Town of Garner and Jazzercise Fitness, Cary.
Five locations in the Triangle for easy accessibility – We come to YOU!
I.D.E.A : QUALITY coaching – for quality students like you
“Out-of-the-box” choreography with original concepts and content
Highly energetic & effective dance workouts- qualified by AAAI, First Aid & AED certified.
We don’t stick to local standards- we endevor to take you to international one
Versatile presentations, urban or traditional, Classical Katthak or Regional Folk, capability to teach many styles: Street/ folk/ festive/ classical/ retro/ thematic/qawwali/ ‘kitsch’ item – as well as infusing several international styles through Bollywood like hiphop/ Latin/ rock n’ roll/ jazz/ disco freestyle/Middle eastern
Actively provide dance platforms to students for showcasing skills at multi-cultural and mainstream events.
Very Affordable Fees for the content imparted with TLC – Time, Love, Creativity
A safe, friendly, no-judgement zone and comfortable well-equipped centers for your learning.
I.D.E.A : At its head, is the driving force of founder and chief faculty Priya Chellani
Indigo’s hallmark is its creativity: the founder’s “out-of-the-box” originality. An international dance tutor, choreographer-performer, producer, director, actor, workshop host, former dance finalist of India Priya Chellani has been instrumental in honing the creative & fitness aspirations of academy members since her first performing and teaching days in the 90’s in Bombay (Mumbai)- the city of her education and dance training, also the birthplace and origin of “Bollywood”, the cinema and the namesake dance genre. With a background of concurrent years equally dedicated to fitness, modeling, dance theater, musicals scripting & direction, and a versatile dance repertoire in jazz, hip-hop, Latin dances & rock n roll, Priya trained in her formative years alongside today’s leading Bollywood film & TV directors/personalities. One of the pioneers of modern fusion dance from the 90’s, & one of Mumbai’s very first veterans to provide gifted children prominent public platforms to showcase their skills during her teaching years there, she has been an early influence for quite a few young artists in Bollywood & related edutainment industry in India today.
Since making her home in the United States in 2009, she further certified as a U.S Fitness professional, actively imparting dance & fitness to local communities, academic institutions, corporate and public fitness centers, while promoting and performing at social, private, public, trade, multi-cultural and ethnic events.
Priya has been awarded performances by the Indian Naval Base and several noteworthy entertainment events in India; ex- finalist at Mumbai’s Disco Duo Dance Championships in the 90’s 3 years in a row, along with peers such as (then upcoming) Bollywood choreographer Farah Khan; Priya, her team & students were awarded star performances at several theatre, educational, hospitality industry & trade exhibitions in India, Boogie Woogie- Sony TV India; she has been a choreographer for upscale Bollywood & celebrity weddings Mumbai, as well as the only Indian troupe to represent Indian culture at Royal Family celebrations in Dubai UAE; awarded Fashion choreography events at World Trade Center Dubai for international brands Reebok LLC, Splash, Giordano, Esprit , the Baby Shop LLC, for media & news channels Dubai, Dance Contest Organizer for Dubai Shopping Festivals and Dubai Summer Surprises 1998-2000, Closing Ceremonies Participant for Chamber of Commerce UAE, Students MTV Dance Contest Finalist Dubai, UAE; Presenter & performer at the Parliament of New Zealand -Wellington (2004), workshop host and stage presenter at Indian Cultural Associations, Wellington and Auckland New Zealand, a gifted actor, having featured in lead roles with Indian theatre communities in New Zealand at the premier Auckland Performing Arts Center New Zealand,; Dance Tutor at the Indian American Association Atlanta, (2009) as well as state-run recreation centers in Atlanta (2009-’10), Priya is an Economics graduate from India as well as a post grad in Business Management New Zealand; she served as Chief of Media & Communications for the first-ever simulation entertainment company in New Zealand.
See full bio here and recommendations: Testimonials USA. See students trained. See her Youtube channel of international and local videos. See what international communities said: Testimonials New Zealand, Testimonials Dubai, Testimonials India, international Press & Media.
See our Schedule of fees : Reasonable and easily payable in as little as 6-week slabs.
Locations: A choice of locations in the RTP for group lessons, excellent value Private Tuition offered too!
Performance Opportunities – Quarterly and yearly exciting platforms with diverse/international audiences.