KRUTI SHAH

DIRECTOR | CHOREOGRAPHER | INSTRUCTOR | DANCER

SANSKRUTI SCHOOL OF CULTURAL DANCE


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Sanskruti | School of Cultural Dance, created by Kruti Shah, is a true reflection of commitment to innovation and East-meets-West artistry. As Sanskruti means culture in Sanskrit, Sanskruti aims to train its students in the performing arts emphasizing a powerful artistic expression, which lies between Indian heritage and American experiences. Our goal is to preserve, promote and progress our experiences and culture as Indian-Americans. Students will develop discipline, appreciation and perseverance for the cultural arts. Currently, Sanskruti will be offering dance classes, workshops and multiple performance opportunities in hopes to train students to allow self-expression and exploration.
    

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ABOUT KRUTI SHAH

   
Kruti Shah captured the attention of audiences and artists across the globe as a top-10 finalist on Hrithik Roshan’s reality series, Just Dance. The show aired worldwide to viewers on Star Plus in 2011. Long before her international debut and since, Kruti continuously revolutionizes and innovates as a choreographer and teacher who seamlessly blends the best of eastern and western culture.

            Trained in Bharatnatyam and Kathak, Kruti infuses Indian classical forms with her extensive ballet, pointe, tap, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and modern dance knowledge, to create products that resonate with her domestic and international following. While competing and training in Mumbai, she earned critical and commercial acclaim for such creativity, along with deep support from Bollywood icons, such as Hrithik Roshan, Farah Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant, Terence Lewis, and legendary Saroj Khan – who bestowed upon Kruti her sought-after token of honor and respect, the Rs. 101 ka Shagun.

            Kruti Shah returned to the United States after Just Dance to fuel her creative ingenuity behind Mystic India: The World Tour, a Bollywood dance spectacular. With Mystic India, she toured the world as a Principal Dancer, Choreographer and Assistant Director.  Kruti has captivated thousands of audience members, performing across the United States, Bahrain, South Africa, Canada and China, all the while serving as chief Indian choreographer for Bollydoll, the extravagant LA-based live musical directed by Amrita Sen.

A firm believer in formal academic and performing arts education. Kruti leverages her own diverse and prolific background – as a the sole recipient of the New Jersey Honored Dance Excellence Award from the highly competitive New Jersey State Governor’s School dance program and as a graduate of Rutgers University in Evolutionary Anthropology. In 7 years as Assistant Director with AATMA Performing Arts, she has broken barriers for young, growing dancers grappling with the poignant and powerful artistic expression which lies between their Indian heritage and American experiences.   The time has come for her to truly spread her wings.

Kruti is thrilled to announce, she is launching her own company! A true reflection of her commitment to innovation and her unmatched East-meets-West artistry. Stay tuned for the reveal of what will undoubtedly be the most revolutionary unbridled presence in the global dance arena.
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REPERTOIRE

COMPANY WORK

Mystic India: The World Tour                                 Assistant Director | Head Choreographer | Principal Dancer                                            2011- 2016
AATMA Performing Arts                                               Director | Choreographer | Instructor | Principal Dancer                                             2009- 2016

    

TELEVISION/COMMERCIAL/MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Just Dance, Star Plus                                                                                    Top 10 Finalist | Dancer                                                                 Mumbai, India
Truffle Butter|Ambarsariya, Vidya Vox & Shankar Tucker                  Choreographer | Dancer                                                                                   NYC
Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, NBC                                       Choreographer | Dancer                                                                                   NYC
Street Rat, Kaly, AireBedd Productions                                             Choreographer | Lead Dancer                                                                              NYC
South African Broadcasting Corporation TV                                                  Choreographer                                                Johannesburg, South Africa
Breakfast Television Toronto                                                              Choreographer | Lead Dancer                                                        Toronto, Canada
New Age Mantra, Film: Hastey Hastey, Go Cam Films                                        Dancer                                                                                                 NYC

    

DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY

Vodacom CEO Awards                                                       Assistant Director | Choreographer | Dancer                             Johannesburg, South Africa
Choreographer’s Carnival 2015                                                       Choreographer | Dancer                                                          Highline Ballroom, NYC
Choreographer’s Carnival 2016                                                               Choreographer                                                                Avalon, Los Angeles, CA
NBA Halftime Performance 2015, 2016                                         Choreographer | Dancer                                                         Wells Fargo Center, PA 
Shakti by Share and Care Foundation                            Assistant Director | Choreographer | Dancer                                     BCPAC, Englewood, NJ 
Just Dance Live, Star Plus                                                                Co-Director | Lead Dancer                                              EBPAC, East Brunswick, NJ 
Deepak Chopra: Sages + Scientists                                                        Choreographer                                                                              Los Angeles, CA
Bollydoll: The Musical, Amrita Sen                                                         Choreographer                                                                             Los Angeles, CA 
Titans of Bollywood: Vishal & Shekhar                                                  Choreographer                                                             Ritz Theatre, Elizabeth, NJ
Association of Performing Arts Presenters                                    Choreographer | Dancer                                                                              Hilton, NYC


    

INSTRUCTION/WORKSHOPS

Arts in Motion Academy, Matawan, NJ                       Int/Adv Tap, Bollywood, Lyrical Contemporary                                                    2013-Present
AATMA Performing Arts, NJ                                         Adv Bollywood, Indo-Contemporary, Technique                                                      2009-2016
Miramar Cultural Center, Miramar, FL                                             Bollywood Workshop                                                                          Nov 2014, 2015
Broadway Dance Center, NYC                                                           Bollywood Workshop                                                                                  Aug 2015
Philadelphia Sixers Dancers, Philadelphia, PA                                 Bollywood Training                                                                                     April 2015
Emperors Palace, South Africa                                                          Bollywood Workshop                                                                                  May 2013
Bollywood America, Philadelphia, PA                                      Indo-Contemporary Workshop                                                                         May 2012 
    

PERFORMANCES (SELECTED)

Durban ICC, South Africa                                                                                                                                                                                             April 2016
Teatro Montecasino, Johannesburg, South Africa                                                                                                                                                  April 2016
Casino Rama, Ontario, CA                                                                                                                                                                                              Jun 2015
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ                                                                                                                                          Mar 2015, 2014
House Of Blues, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                                                                                                Jan 2014
BEIC Center, Manama, Bahrain                                                                                                                                                                                   Sept 2013
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, CA                                                                                                                                                                               Aug 2013 
Avalon Ballroom Theatre, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Canada                                                                                                                    Jul 2013
Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, South Africa                                                                                                                                           May 2013 
Dollywood Theme Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee                                                                                                                                                 Mar 2013
Janmashtmi Festival, Vrindavan, India                                                                                                                                                                       Aug 2011 

    

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  1. Ram Chahe from Mystic India: The World Tour
    Excerpt from Mystic India: The World Tour. Choreography and lead dancer: Kruti Shah
  2. Truffle Butter|Ambarsariya- Vidya Vox and Shankar Tucker
    Assistant Choreographer and Dancer: Kruti Shah
  3. NBA Halftime Performance
    AATMA Performance at Philadelphia 76ers game in honor of Indian American Heritage night. Choreography: Kruti Shah
  4. Aa Re Pritam Pyaare at Carnival 2016
    AATMA Performance at Choreographer's Carnival Ball in Hollywood, CA. Choreography: Kruti Shah
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    Choreography and lead dancer: Kruti Shah
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