Press & Media

Press & Media internationally have featured founder Priya Chellani & the Indigo Dance Evolution Academy in reviews on a variety of events the academy conducted internationally. Indigo has worked equally in the realm of theatre, dance, fitness and fashion events over the years in different countries. Click on media titles or links below to know more.

Press & Media reviews, USA 

Priya Chellani of Indigo, interviewed live on stage by Sean Maroney CBS TV, after her popular Bollywood Fitness hour – at the 31st Raleigh International Festival, Convention Center, Sat. Oct 15, 2016

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Priya Chellani, founder & principal tutor of Indigo, was recently interviewed by News & Observer, appearing in Sun July 10, 2016 Issue. Read the article here.

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Priya, founder & principal tutor of Indigo, interviewed by Cary Magazine, appearing in May 2015 Issue – pg. 23/132. Read it here.

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Indigo mentioned in SpiritualityHealth Magazine

Indigo was recently mentioned among four of the top recognized contributors to the Bollywood dance scene in America. Here is the article http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/try-bollywood-dance

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Bollywood Dance and Indian performing arts classes in Raleigh DurhamIndigo student team wins Top Scores in Bollywood sub-Category at Raleigh International Festival 2014 at the Convention Center, Raleigh! Check out media posts below:

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Bollywood Dance and Indian performing arts classes in Raleigh DurhamSolo Category also among TOP DANCE ENTRIES @ RALEIGH INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION at the 29TH RALEIGH INT’L FESTIVAL 2014.Even as a solo choreography, our artistic…

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In addition, Indigo students & Priya presented several exciting Bollywood Dance & Bollywood Fitness demos at the Convention center over the 3 days of the Festival Sep 19-21, contributing to the diverse cultural fabric of the cities of Raleigh-Durham

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WNCN featured the founder Priya, representing Bollywood and Folk India, along with other members of diverse communities in Raleigh to showcase in a promotional telecast for the Raleigh International Festival at the Convention Center, Raleigh NC Oct 4-6, 2013. See the full capture here

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Indigo tutor & team did a great job introducing Bollywood culture to students at Wake County schools over the last few months. Check out what the school had to say!Heritage High School newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Priya’s new classes featured as a “Spotlight” on Wake County’s Lifelong Learning Fall PuWake County Public School System Lifelong Learning - Priya in spotlight for Bollywood Dance & FItnessblication, 2013. Click to read

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priya mentioned in Atlanta’s ‘Khabar’ Indian ethnic magazine http://priyachellani.com/khabar

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Priya mentioned in “NRI Pulse”, Indian online ethnic magazine

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 Press & Media reviews, New Zealand

TVNZ’s preview on “The Terrace”- brought by Prayas Indo-Kiwi Theatre, an intense play where in her lead female role, Priya as an actor brought to life the character of a socialite accused of  murder- a dual-cameo staged at major auditoria in Auckland, New Zealand, 2007


Priya has been interviewed extensively as a female ambassador of Indian cultural arts by Women’s Voices Radio, Planet FM, as well as Radio New Zealand and Access Radio Wellington New Zealand.original_rnz-logo-waves

 ” We have here in the West Auckland stadium, Indian dancer Priya Chellani who explains the cultural significance of the Hindu festival of colour Holi, as she gives her own recount of childhood memories associated with the festival in India….”  Report on Holi, Mar 2008
“Priya Chellani will deliver a fantastic workshop for all dance enthusiasts… she now explains what to look forward to at the same…..” Asian Report Oct 2007″planetFM-header-bg

Planet FM 106.1  “Priya Chellani explains what her experiences were, arriving as a new migrant in New Zealand, in both life in general and in the performing arts…..”Women’s Voices 2006
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” In our feature presentation on Diwali 2004 in the square in Wellington, we welcome Priya Chellani who has had a considerable background in Indian contemporary dance in India and in the Middle East to talk about her plans for the festival…” 2004 “Around Town”


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“Dance teacher and choreographer Priya Chellani has worked with some of the big names in Bollywood..now she’s getting a taste in acting in Prayas’ new production  “The Terrace”…..Ms Chellani says she has never considered acting before as she was too busy dancing and teaching, and says the lead role is very controversial and challenging….” Auckland, 2007BOLLYWOOD DANCING IN MORRISVILLE AND CARY NCClick to read the full article


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“A stunning performance by actress Priya Chellani” {Ref: The Terrace , play staged at the Centennial Theater, Auckland…Priya Chellani who plays the lead female role, is no stranger to stage. As well as a Katthak dancer, she has been a choreographer and events manager, working with such Bollywood heavyweights as ….”Click image to read the full article  Oct 2007, New Zealand 

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“A highly qualified and self-motivated individual, Ms Chellani …guarantees learning in a safe, friendly and respectful environment….” New Zealand, 2003.Click image to read the full article
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Press & Media Reviews U.A.E (Dubai) 

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“Dance contest winners at a mall present dances during the Summer Surprises festival being held at various malls in Dubai. Beat the sweltering heat and stay right here in Dubai while enjoying activities by your children across the region, from dance to art….Priya’s academy features in today’s telecast…” Dubai TV, Year 2000


se_gulfnews_logo3 (1) http://gulfnews.com“….A noteworthy choreographer and event organizer, Priya is now working with 40 children for a major event – the inaugural ceremony of this year’s  Dubai Shopping Festival. It is based on this year’s theme- The Family”…Dubai, 1999 

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BOLLYWOOD DANCING IN MORRISVILLE AND CARY NCThe show was rounded off by a great performance by Priya & her students. The KFC dance contest was organized, conceptualized and choreographed by Priya…” Report on Global World Stage, DSF 1998, DubaiClick to read


…..says the choreographer of the very popular Planet Youth extravaganza, Priya, who has come in especially from Mumbai to coordinate and train multicultural teenagers- local talent in Dubai- for this 5-day fashion bonanza….” Feature on Planet Youth, DS Festival, Dubai, 1996Press review on Fashion ShowClickPress_Dubai_FashionShow_006 to read

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khaleejtimes-logo http://www.khaleejtimes.com: “…Priya is behind the crowd-stopper KFC Americana Dance Contest this year,where  250 children and teens from all over the Emirates are turning up at the Global Village to showcase their skills in this first-ever Bollywood dance contest held on a wide scale. The categories are solo. duet. group and …. the sheer creativity and talent of the kids….the show ends each night with a energetic performance by Priya and her own budding students…” News on Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai, 1998
Priyas ALL-UAE dance contest in Dubai review in Dubai's leading news daily, Khaleej Times 1998
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Press & Media reviews, India 

Bollywood Dance and fitness classes in Cary and Morrisville NC“It’s amazing to watch how well the many youngsters integrate jazz ballet with MTV-like contortions. We’re talking school children here..” Times of India, Mumbai 1993Press review on childrens musical TOIClick to read


Bollywood Dance and fitness classes in Cary and Morrisville NCBollywood Dance and fitness classes in Cary and Morrisville NC “….the dancers were endearing, the dances examples of disciplined brilliance..for the dancers were protegees from Priya’s school… “ Mid-Day, Mumbai, 1992. Click to read


 

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Mumbai, 1993 : “Priya, on the cover of our magazine, specializes in teaching modern dance & fitness to all ages..”Bollywood Dance and fitness classes in Cary and Morrisville NC


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Click to read. “Priya, modern dance choreographer who runs a school of dance and exercise for ladies and children, explains in her article, the benefits of aerobics workouts…” Sunday Mail, Mumbai, 1991.Bollywood Dance and fitness classes in Cary and Morrisville NC


 

 

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