Bollywood & South Indian Dance Instructor, Choreographer and Performer
Qualifications & Certification
Narayani Maharaj is a disciple of Harija Shivakumar from the Kalaksetra School of Dance in Chennai India. With over 18 years of extensive studies in classical Indian Bharata Natyam, Bollywood, Garba and Kathak dances of India, Narayani worked with the Natya Nectar Dance Company in New Delhi, India.
She has also been the Director, Choreographer and Performer for the Coconut Grove Krishna Fest since 2008. In addition to performing, Narayani was selected as the Director and Choreographer for the 2011 “Festival of India” in Coconut Grove.
In October 2012, Narayani contracted with BBC Worldwide Productions to choreograph a Bollywood routine for Dancing with The Stars Peta Murgatroyd and Gilles Marini, propelling them to first place in what the judges called “the most exciting performances in all 15 Seasons”.
In 2014 Narayani was selected to be a judge for the DKD (Miami’s Premiere Bollywood Dance Competition).
Narayani’s elegant and charismatic style is based in the classical Bharata Natyam dances of South India, with influences of modern Bollywood technique, creating a unique fusion of beautifully emotive presentations that always amaze and delight audiences everywhere.
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Narayani is also available for private classes and private choreography programs by appointment only.