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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
Insiya has been dancing since she was seven years old. Dance has always been an important part of her life. She has been dancing with Danceflix Academy since the day it started. She loves showing a story through the movement of her body, sound of music, and expressions on her face. It is like a common language around the world which allows you to work with someone from across the globe. As a choreographer, she is excited and looking forward to implement her perspective on her students.
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
Chloie is from Amenia, NY and has been dancing for 16 years. She has taught a combo of ballet and tap for 5 years along with modern/contemporary. Aside from teaching at her studio she has choreographed the musicals at local high schools in her hometown. She has a passion for all dance, anything from crazy sassy jazz-funk to emotional beautiful lyrical. She says dance is the way to tell a story when you have a loss of words. She can not wait to connect with her students! She believes dance is something that can bring anyone together and she is excited to see what is store for her at DFA.
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.
Get to Know
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!