I.D.E.A’s founder Priya Chellani has coached several hundred students in Mumbai, India.
Hear what people said in India:
*All reviews available to view in hard copy upon request
Recommendations from academic high schools in the western suburbs of Mumbai
- Apostolic Carmel Convent High
- St.Stanislaus Boys’ High
- St.Joseph’s Convent High
- Bai Avabai Petit Girls’ High
- Auxilium Convent Girls’ High
- AVM Santacruz High
- Jasudben M.L.Experimental
- Learners’ Academy
- St.Andrews High for Boys
- Rizvi Springfield High School
Priya has been a dedicated and creative dance coach to our students since a few years now. Her classes bring the students something to look forward to each week. Her excellent coaching, whether it be for regular classes or customized skits for the annual day presentations has won the children’s hearts, and the parents’ and audience’s admiration everywhere in the city that the children perform and also win contests at. We are grateful for her presence.
Priya’s clients on customized family wedding choreography:
Bollywood producer Ritesh Sidhwani (of movies such as “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Honeymoon Travels”)
Priya, thank you for this surprise event by my family on my wedding. It was brilliant! – (& jokingly): Forget Farhan Akhtar- You can be the scriptwriter of my next Bollywood movie!”
From TV Producers “Boogie Woogie” India’s Premier & Longest running Dance Reality Show on Sony TV, 1997, Dance Judges Javed Jaffry, Ravi Behl, Naved Jaffry :
Priya’s dance troupe deserve to win the Juniors Final, their choreography & formations were most creative , refreshing…and their discipline was the best!
From recreation centers
Bandra Gymkhana, Willingdon Gymkhana and others
We thank Priya for her sincere efforts in motivating our club members /audiences with her own style of fitness. With a creative combination of dance, aerobics & yoga, she has devised a functional and modern approach to health & fitness – we are extremely happy with her services rendered to the families
From Parents of long-term students
Priya is a dedicated, patient and loving coach. Our kids love her, they have blossomed under her through her many endeavors at encouraging them, providing them many opportunities in dance both western & Indian through the diverse platforms she offers. Some of us who have been with her academy over the years have even seen how our kids have also overcome physical and learning barriers through her training- We are so very glad that her classes are a major part in our kids’s recreational/extra-curricular activities. Our children are developing well-rounded personalities and gaining self-confidence through these. She is a selfless teacher, someone who has high standards for her art but always leads the children with patience and positive words”
From public & volunteer organizations in Mumbai’s western suburbs:
- Rotary Club
- Lions’s Club
- Indian Red Cross Society
- Joggers Park Cultural & Recreation Centre,
- Other local schools & community organizations
Dear Priya, we are grateful to you for having raised the funds to be able to host your show in aid of our organization. Once again, thanks sincerely for your efforts. The show was very well-received. You are impressive in your teaching, your students’ talents are a joy to behold, and it is a privilege to have you address the audience at our function.
From the hospitality industry/ Hotels & Resorts
- Taj Group Intercontinental
- Hotel President
- Hotel Ambassador
- Searock Sheraton
- Holiday Inn
- Oberoi Suites and others
Priya and her troupe did an awesome job at our New Year Eve & special event presentations with the crowds thoroughly enjoyed the dancing year after year.
From Theater Productions Hosi Vasunia and Roshan Treasury Drama Club, Dynasty Culture Club – Now creators at UTV Productions INDIA
Priya and her young troupe of junior and teen dancers constantly enthrall, her choreography is par excellence and audiences of all ages really enjoy her and her student’s remarkable performances.
Tanvi Mehra (student circa 1990-’96- now well-known tutor and founder of Yoga Station in Mumbai, India)
Miss Priya, so very good to find you after many years! …You have been in our thoughts and memories for the longest time. I fell in love with dance because of you and idolised you so very much. You will be happy to know that later, I went on to do an MA in Bharat Natyam, dabbled in Ballet, tap dancing, and many other styles. In fact, am just starting to teach dance to youngsters back here in Bombay. Both Purva my sister and I have you to thank for giving us such amazing opportunities to dance and building our confidence at such a tender age. You are a rockstar and we miss you loads. Lots of love always- “Your biggest fan”.
Megha Kapoor, Mumbai alumni, Mumbai, circa 1990
A lot of people keep telling me “You dance very gracefully”, and I would silently thank my Priya teacher until I recently found her through Facebook. And I couldn’t be happier or more thankful! A teacher who is so loving, caring and hard-working- 20 years later and I still feel the same. The amount of exposure she gives students through her shows is amazing, and that’s one of the things that gave me gain so much confidence when facing an audience. I haven’t had the opportunity to thank Priya teacher enough, and what better way to do it than this. Thank you for being the teacher you are and all the love and affection you shower your students with to make them nothing but the best!
Janki Desai, alumni, Mumbai, circa 1992
Thank you so much for making me work out the way u did! -by pushing us a little more every time you made us do any stretching exercises. It is because of the way I trained with you all those years that I am very flexible today which helps me be versatile with any form of dancing, and so thanks a lot again
Parent (Anonymous) Long-term alumni, Mumbai
Priya, the one hour I come & spend at your class helps me forget the world outside for that time. I am going through a rough patch in life at the moment, but each time I attend your sessions with my child, I just can’t help get immersed in your world of fun, frolic & fantasy. For that time, I am so grateful. Both me & my child benefit from your exuberant and entertaining antics you engage the students with. No wonder they are so fond of you! Your class is a real blessing always!
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