Core Leadership

Prakash Mohandas is the founder of Agni Dance. He is a dancer, instructor, actor, musician, filmmaker and a successful entrepreneur. Prakash is also currently an instructor at Ballet Austin where he teaches Bollywood workshops and choreography classes. He has received formal training in Kathak, Bollywood, Hip Hop and Jazz and also dabbles in other dance forms such as Salsa, Bachata, Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop. 
Prakash is also the founder and CEO of Agni Entertainment, a burgeoning film and theater company that has  succesfully produced large scale touring productions, short and feature length films. Prakash also recently produced and starred in Om Shanti , Texas's first Bollywood musical . He also believes in philanthropy and is actively involved in creative arts projects that benefit the community including his most recent effort, Danscribe .
Divya Dinakar is the Creative Director for Agni Dance. She is also a dancer, instructor and choreographer for Agni Dance. She has been teaching Bollywood dance to kids and adults for over 4 years. Divya is an engineer at Intel Corporation by day. She specializes in Bollywood basic, advanced, kids workshops, private lessons and choreography. Divya choreographed the Agni Entertainment musical, Om Shanti - Once Upon a Time in Bollywood in 2013, and was nominated for her work at Austin's prestigious Critics' Table Awards. She has performed at and choreographed for numerous Agni performances. She recently won the Pratham Austin Dancing with the Stars Dance Competition. Divya is currently training in Kathak, a classical Indian dance form that focuses on footwork and pirouettes. In her free time, she spends time trying to learn new dance forms like Salsa, Bachata, Swing, Charleston, Tango, Lindy Hop etc.