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OUR TEAM 

Ruchika Dias - Founder & CEO

Bollywood Shake was started by Ruchika Dias in 2009 because of her passion for dance and teaching.  Ruchika Dias has been trained in Indian classical dance and has choreographed and participated in several performances including Bollywood, hip-hop and Indian classical/folk dances going back to when she was very little.  Ruchika Dias also has a Masters in Computer Engineering and an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

After successfully growing and expanding Bollywood Shake in the Austin area, Ruchika is now focusing on getting the Bollywood Shake Houston operations up and running.  Her dream is to take Bollywood Shake all over the US and bring Bollywood dancing to the mainstream. 

Japan Shah - Senior Instructor & Choreographer 

Japan Shah is a Bollywood choreographer and has several years of experience in dancing at various shows, including intercollegiate competitions. He has been a lead Bollywood choreographer at University of Texas at Dallas and International Dance events. His passion of dance continues right from his childhood in India to current. He has performed in Indian TV dance shows including "Boogie Woogie" for Sony TV and "Kya Masti Kya Dhoom" for STAR PLUS. Aside from Bollywood, he also specializes in Bolly-Hop, Freestyle, Traditional Folk Style, Western and Retro Dance.    

Donna Huang - Senior Instructor & Choreographer 

Donna first fell in love with Bollywood dance during undergrad when she had the opportunity to choreograph and perform in dances for the South Asian student's Society's biannual cultural shows.  She loves the energetic music, the elegance and power of the movement, and the infectious joy that it brings to her.  She is excited to be a part of the Bollywood Shake team and ready to have a great time dancing with you! 

Mahak Mithani - Instructor


Mahak is a trained dancer with over 5 years of dance experience.  Mahak is  trained in Kathak and Bollywood dancing.  She has also performed ballet, lyrical,  jazz, hip hop, pom, and kick with her school Drill Team.  Mahak is an enthusiastic  dancer and loves teaching little kids! 

Steffy Kandathil - Instructor


Steffy is a trained Indian dancer with over 17 years of dance experienced.  She is trained in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Cinematic, and Bollywood.  She has had experience with choreographing, performing, training, and instructing. Dance has been a passion of hers since childhood and she aspires to share her love for this form of art with others!