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Anusha is the founder and director of DFA. Since paving her professional career, her work has been dedicated to showcase every dance style known and provide it in DFA. She loves culture and learning about new ones and wants to bring it together as a melting pot in DanceFlix Academy. She loves incorporating styles such as Hip-Hop, Salsa, Contemporary, etc. when she teaches Bollywood dance form.
Director and Bollywood Choreographer
Ayana is the ballet teacher at DFA and has been teaching dance for six years. She has a BFA in dance from the University of Minnesota. Ayana has experience teaching ballet, tap, and jazz, in the Atlanta area, Minneapolis, and in Brooklyn,NY. Ayana is also still performing and you might have seen her onstage at the Cobb Energy Center performing with the Atlanta Opera or with City Springs Theater company ! Some of her favorite credits include Lisa: Mamma Mia, Alice: Alice In Wonderland, Minnie: West Side Story, and Peaches: Hairspray .
Ballet and Jazz Choreographer
Anoushka Pant is a recent graduate from Agnes Scott College pursuing a double major in Business Management and Dance. She has been trained in Indian Classical dance – Bharatnatyam and Kathak since the age of four in India from Guru Swapna Chakravarty, Guru Geeta Chandran, Guru Meena Telikicherla and Ms. Aaheli Chakravarti. While pursuing her major n dance she was part of a Modern Dance Repertoire and trained in Ballet, Jazz and Modern. She has also done an intensive course for two years in Flamenco. She has performed on various platforms across India and USA, some including – CommonWealth Games, Indian Embassy, ACDA (American College Dance Association), Agnes Scott College and for events in Florida, New York, Washington DC and other states in India. She was also awarded America’s Dancing Superstar 2019 in New Jersey. She enjoys learning different styles of movement and bringing various aspects of her diverse experience to her own choreography. Besides dancing, Anoushka has hosted many shows and performed on several plays in India and US. She loves travelling and meeting new people. She loves to cook, learn new languages and spend time with family and friends.
Sheriq is the choreographer at DFA’s Fayetteville location. Dance is something that has been there for him since he was 6 years old. Moving to America took him away from dance but he found his passion again when he joined the Bollywood fusion dance team Insaafi. He danced with them for almost two years and now he’s onto his next journey by making his dream come true and became a choreographer at DanceFlix Academy.
Sheriq “Shack” Virani
Julia Alvarez, originally from Atlanta, has been dancing since the age of 10. Julia has spent years of training in various styles of dance at a few different competition studios and is now training as a professional dancer at Xcel Talent studios in Atlanta. She is currently signed to Aligned Stars Talent Agency in the dance division. She also started the dance team at her high school choreographing all their pieces for school events and for various high school dance competitions. Julia has had some experience on set of YouTube Red’s step up highwater learning how the industry works behind the scene. She now performs with SurfKlub dance crew in Atlanta. Julia loves to work with the youth who aspire to be professional dancers and she wants to give them all of the knowledge she has acquired throughout her training! Julia is ecstatic about being an instructor at DanceFlixfor the upcoming season!
Raihanna grew up in South Florida, where she learned Bharatanatyam and Bollywood Fusion from as little as two years old. She expanded her dance knowledge to Hip-Hop and Ballet while in school, and became the president and head choreographer of her high school’s dance club. She went on to perform with Momentum Dance Company where she gained a certification in Disney’s Theatre. After high school, she created her own dance group, Akira Dance, where she taught and performed for five years. She recently moved to Georgia and hopes to gain an extended family in her new dance community here.
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Faizan is an aspiring young individual who wants to accomplish many great things in the world, but also enjoys the little things in life…he loves to entertain and make people smile by singing, dancing, and acting.. Faizan is always ready for new adventures in life and is really happy to be interning with DFA ♡
Hi! my name is Sania and I’ve been dancing for a year. When I was younger I used to not enjoy dance as much, but once I committed, I gained a new skill, so much self confidence, and made so many new friends. I’m super greatful to DFA for helping me grow as an individual and I cant wait to see where dance takes me in the future!
Hey my name is Zia and i have been dancing for a year. I’ve always been passionate for dancing but never joined any studio till last year when I joined DFA. ever since then, dancing has been really important to me and has given me so many opportunities,these opportunities turned into multiple long lasting memories and experiences that are worthy and have showed me who I am.
Hey, my name is Diya! I have been dancing with Anusha for 3 years, and I have been at DFA since it opened. Anusha has been a huge inspiration for me, not only as a dancer, but as a woman. DFA has become my second home. I would not exchange my experiences here for the world. I am so blessed to be a part of this wonderful family <3
Hi I’m Shifa, I have been in DFA for 2 years and I’m so thankful for it and I love that I got the opportunity to teach as an intern. Being an intern taught me a lot and helped me grow as a dancer and as a person. Thanks DFA!