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Swarali Karulkar

Swarali Karulkar, originally from Mumbai, India moved to NYC in August 2014. Being born and brought up in Mumbai, Swarali has a natural flare for Bollywood!! 

 INDIA: She started her dance training at a young age of 6 and has worked in the Bollywood Industry for over 13 years. She had the privilege of performing alongside Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit and much more. She performed at the YRF Awards, Film Fare Awards, Stardust Awards as a part of the Shiamak Davar Dance company. She also assisted Bollywood choreographers like Farha Khan, Ahmed Khan and Geeta Kapoor for movie choreographies. After making it to the finals of Dance India Dance season 4, She was selected as the onscreen mentor for Dance India Dance Little Masters Season 3. While in India, She continued to work as an onscreen/off screen choreographer for multiple reality shows, movies, and teaching master classes. 

 USA: After moving to the US, Swarali choreographed/performed for broadway/off-broadway dance musicals, internationally touring shows like 'Mystic India' and 'Guilty Pleasures Cabaret', solo artist for music videos, a model for Sony and a brand ambassador for various international accessory brands. She had the honor of being an associate choreography to the legendary Akram Khan for Mirabai production's upcoming Broadway musical, 'Monsoon Wedding'. She also performed at many prestigious dance festivals including Jacob's Pillow and New York Live Arts Festival. She co-created and performed as a lead in the critically acclaimed dance ballet, 'Devdas' produced by Hypokrit theater company and Junoon performing arts. 

As someone who has first-hand experience working in the Bollywood Industry, Swarali has had the privilege to learn from multitalented legendary choreographers and directors. Her extensive training in Indian Classical/Folk dances, Bollywood and Western styles like Jazz, Contemporary, Modern allow her to create art that forms a healthy amalgamation of the Eastern and the Western culture. 

She strongly believes in the statement, 'I dance therefore I am' and am determined to share my passion with anyone who would like to explore the power of movement with me.

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