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Team


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Team


Meet the team behind Aaja Nachle:

We are a team of young adults whom work or study full time outside of dance 

We come together on the weekends to work part time for the dance school as we love dance, drama and working with young people!

Come and meet us in class - we would love to see you! 

 

 
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Ravynah Sukumaran

Botany bollywood Team Leader

Rav is a Bharatanatyam dancer and has recently become skilled in hip pop. She loves urban choreography. Outside dancing she is studies Food science and Nutrition. 

 

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Shivani Patel

Glenfield bollywood team Leader

Shivani is a trained Ballet and Jazz dancer. Originally from Rotorua, she is studying to become a Chiropractor at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

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Sobitha Manoharan

Classical Fusion Team Leader

Sobitha completed her arrangetram in Bharata Natyam while in highschool. She studies as a student doctor outside of Aaja Nachle.

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Ishara Dhambagolla

Roskill bollywood team Leader

Ishara is a skilled ballet, contemporary and hiphop dancer. She also loves Sri Lankan classical dance. She studies as a student doctor outside of Aaja Nachle.

 
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Chandhini Balaji

Classical Fusion Teacher

Chandhini is our expert in Bharata Natyam. She studies food technology outside of Aaja Nachle.

 
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Sobia Mughal

Botany Bollywood Teacher

Sobia is our expert in bellydance and adores the beginner students! She works in marketing outside of Aaja Nachle. 

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NUPUR KHANNA

Classical Fusion Teacher

Nupur loves Kathak and mentoring youth. She works as an IT Sales Manager outside of Aaja Nachle. 

 
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Rashidah Ramzani

Botany Bollywood Teacher

Rashidah used to be part of a dance crew in Sri Lanka and brings a lot of fun and energy to her classes. She is a psychology graduate from the University of Missouri and currently works as a counsellor at ‘Lifeline Aotearoa’.

 

Coming soon :)

 

Ahalya Sathiyaselvan

Roskill Bollywood Teacher

Ahalya is an accomplished bharata natyam dancer. She works as a doctor outside of Aaja Nachle. 

 
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Chandini Shah

Glenfield Bollywood Teacher

Chandhini loves gujarati folk dances such as garba. She works as a chartered accountant outside of Aaja Nachle. 

 

Coming soon :)

 

Ayesha Goel

Roskill Bollywood Teacher

Ayesha dances to Bollywood, Hiphop and Bhangra. She is studying a conjoint of Law and Commerce outside of Aaja Nachle. 

 

Coming soon :)

 

Jasmine Sharma

Glenfield Bollywood Teacher

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sarah Hourani

Administrative Leader

Sarah is our well loved Administrator. She helps with enrolments, booking classes and organising private events. Outside Aaja Nachle she is a busy mum caring for her 3 beautiful children. We hear they love Bollywood dancing too!

 

 

 

Priyal Bhoola

Director

Priyal is a skilled Bharatanatyam dancer. She joined us in 2016 and as classical teacher.  She loves watching the students learn and grow. Outside of Aaja Nachle she works as an Optometrist. She oversees Botany, Glenfield and Administration at the school.

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Mehak Issar

Administrative Leader

Mehak is the newest addition to our Admin Team. She assists with the daily running of our school and takes care of our accounts.  Outside of Aaja Nachle she is studying to become a Chartered Accountant.  

 

 

 
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Aditya Sheth 

Photography

Adi takes all of our school pictures! He has been following Aaja Nachle since we started! He works as a doctor. 

 

 

 

 

Jignal Bhagvandas

Director

Jignal is trained in Ballet, Contemporary and Gymnastics. Aaja Nachle was once her school project, its now a dance school! She works as a doctor outside of Aaja Nachle. She oversees Roskill, Classical and Private hire at the school.

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Nahyeon Lee 

Videography

Nahyeon has been following Aaja Nachle since we started! She is now pursing her masters in film and media. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Positions available


Positions available


 

Current positions available:

PART Time senior administrator

part time Bollywood dance teacher

Aaja Nachle is a growing organisation, if you wish to get in touch about teaching dance, drama or even being on our management team, email us and get in touch!

We would love to hear from you!

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Student Leaders


Student Leaders


 

Aaja Nachle aims to bridge the gap between students and teachers by offering a teaching student leadership programme that students may apply for each year

The programme for students under 18 involves a year of experience in developing their leadership skills and fostering community within their classes and school

The programme for students over 18 involves a year of mentorship and experience in assistant teaching while working towards a teaching contract with Aaja Nachle in future

If you are a student at Aaja Nachle and are interested in starting this journey of self developement - talk to your Team Leader today!