The Dance Company
Agni Dance Instructors
Rohit Ramachandran has graduated with a distinction in Attakkalari’s Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media, he has studied & trained in Bharatanatyam, Ballet and Contemporary dance techniques. He has a keen interest in creative dance teaching styles and conducts education outreach programmes in schools and colleges.
Apoorva Bhatt was trained in Bharatnatyam, a popular Indian classical dance style, under the tutelage of Sri.Umakant for around 8 years. She also took up a brief course on Flamenco under Susana Di Palma. Over the passionate years of dancing with some generous souls, she has acquainted herself with dance styles like Hip-hop, Contemporary, Bollywood, Bhangra, Kathak etc. Her mantra is to keep her feet always happy.
Santosh Bidaralli is passionate towards music and dance which has kept him very lively and happy through out his life. Bollywood, HIP HOP and breaking are some of his favorite dance styles. He continued his dance passion when he got introduced to AGNI. he is being trained at AGNI from 2014 and has attended Shiamak and breakdance workshops. He believes in the value of continuing education and also educating what he learnt so far. He has been working as a dance instructor at AGNI from Aug 2015. He enjoys teaching kids and see them grow in music and arts section.
Jyothi is a bharathanatyam dancer and has trained extensively in this art form. After dancing her way through college, she established a classical dance school in Pittsburgh for a few years. While she perfected the classical art form, Jyothi is also passionate about folk and bollywood dancing. After moving to Austin, she decided to pursue her interest in Bollywood dancing and found the perfect opportunity with Agni. Jyothi has taught Bollywood fitness classes with Bollywood Shake for 2 years and with Agnifit for a year. She is now an instructor with the Agni dance academy and has 4 recitals under her belt!
Sneha has been trained in Bharatanatyam by her mother Guru Geetha Venkateswar for many years. She has performed both Bharatanatyam and Bollywood extensively and has won many competitions. Over the years of dancing, Sneha has learnt Hip Hop, Contemporary  and folk dances like Bhangra, Garba and Lavani. Recently, she started a YouTube channel ' Xplore Dance' which has been featured on Bollyshake. Sneha is also a Bollywood Fitness instrutor with Agni Fit. She loves to learn different styles and wants to continue to grow as a dancer and teacher.
Breanna was born and raised in San Antonio as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Growing up I always enjoyed cultural exchange-so much that I graduated with a Bachelors in Anthropology and Arabic at UT Austin. My love for Bollywood started almost 10 years ago at an Indian film festival. When I saw a Bollywood movie for the first time, my thought was "What is this beautiful thing I've never seen before?! This is amazing!" Bollywood has always made me super happy, so through teaching I'd love to spread that happiness to others.
Ranjitha has always pursued dancing for the love of it! In addition to working as a dancer, choreographer and instructor, Ranjitha also serves as the Associate Creative Director of Agni Dance. All through her school and college life, she led her teams at various levels, eventually developing her interest in choreography. She trained with Tarantismo in Bangalore for 4 years acquiring skills in contemporary and belly dancing. She was part of the team that won the best performance award in ‘Artists in Action’ festival held in Mumbai in 2013 for 'Sheesha' a kathak-belly fusion. She trained kids in creative movement and now incorporates that into Bollywood. She strives to create movements for one to experience!