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Guru - Swati Shah

Dancing since young age, Swati Shah received formal training in the classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam, by gurus – Mrs. Shalini Tamhanker, Mrs. Arthi Baxi and Mrs. Mamta Desai.
 
Swati is passionate about dance and finds joy and freedom in expressing herself creatively through music and movement. Her Bharatanatyam training provided a sound foundation in not just rhythm and dance but grace and expressiveness for Theater (Drama). She received Gujarat Rajaya Natya Academy Award for Best female Actor In 1986. Her main interests are Dancing, Drama, Music, Painting and Community Service.
 
For last 18 years Swati has used her strong base of classical dance experience to explore, choreograph, perform and teach dances as Artistic Director of Noopur Dance Company - noopur.com, in Plano TX.
 
Apart from being a beautiful dancer, she has proved to be a wonderful teacher. She has trained a number of disciples who have brought credit to her. The dance dramas choreographed and presented by her, show very creative ideas and spectacular group alignments. Some of her best productions includes  the dance dramas "Chandanbala" and "Ilachikumar" which have a solid base in Jain religion.
 
She has served on judges’ panel for Dandia Dhamaka, R2B2 and Rass Nationals.
 
Alongside Swati’s dance journey, she is a Full time Real Estate Professional with Keller Williams Realty.
 
She is actively involved in Dallas-Fort worth Indian Community and serves as a Vice President and Board of Director for India Association of North Texas (IANT) and Co-Chair of IANT Women’s Forum.

Arangetram: Under Guru Swati Shah, following students performed arangetram - Graduation Solo Recital.
Bhawani Kura 2002
Sonia Ghelani 2005
Priya Ghelani 2005
Priya Rastogi Fremerman 2007
Esha Hansoti 2010
Neha Sule 2010

 

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