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Director and Choreographer
Anusha is the founder and director of DanceFlix Academy. Since paving her professional career, her work has been dedicated to showcase every dance style known and provide it within 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 and combining dance styles such as, Hip-Hop, Latin, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Garba, Bhangra, Classical, etc. with Bollywood and make a fusion combination in her students dance performances. Anusha has organized over 5 recitals in the course of her dance career as well as competed nationally in Bollywood and Hip-Hop styles. With experience and certification in Film Production, she is increasing her music video releases with her students at DanceFlix Academy.
Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Choreographer
Ayana is the ballet, Jazz and Contemporary teacher at DanceFlix Academy 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. You may 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.
Sheriq “Shack” Virani
Sheriq is the choreographer and director at DanceFlix Academy’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 at Georgia State University. He danced with them for two years and competed regionally and nationally in Bollywood Fusion competitions and now he’s onto his next journey by making his dream come true and became a choreographer at DanceFlix Academy.
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 experience on set of YouTube Red’s step up high water, 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 the knowledge she has acquired throughout her training!
Anam is the studio manager at DanceFlix Academy. As a child who loved recreating some of her favorite music videos from the comfort of her own home, she decided to take Bollywood dance classes. She had the honor of becoming a dance instructor at the age of 15, teaching Bollywood and Hip-Hop, along with some fundamentals of dance. While teaching, she was also able to learn how to help organize recitals and manage a dance studio. She loves diving into all different styles of dance and considers herself a life long learner. Taking her many years of experience and her love for dance, she is currently running all three studios ant makes sure every student feels at home.
Georgia is our Marketing Director at DanceFlix Academy. She has been with us from the start. Her goal is to grow in every form of marketing as well as make personal connections with the many DFA supporters. Her goal is to help open many studios for DanceFlix and share the cultures and traditions of DFA with the whole world.
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Faizan is our amazing and expressive intern at our Fayetteville location. 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.
“I am always ready for new adventures in life and really happy to be interning at DFA ♡”
Sania is our beloved and enthusiatic intern at our Suwanee location. When she was younger, she never thought that she would ever be dancing, but once she committed, she gained a new skill, self confidence, and made 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!”
Zia is our lovely and kind intern at our Suwanee location. She has been always passionate for dancing but never joined any studio till last year at DanceFlix Academy. “Since joining DFA, dancing has been really important to me and has given me so many opportunities which have turned into multiple long lasting memories and experiences which I will cherish for a lifetime.”
Diya is our beautiful and humble intern at our Suwanee location. Diya has been dancing with the choreographer Anusha for three years and has 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"
Shifa is our talented and graceful intern at our Suwanee location. She has been with DanceFlix Academy two years. She has been performing at many festivals and events for DFA.
“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!”