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About Priti Gupta-Udeshi

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, with a degree in Physical Therapy, Priti always followed her heart and immersed in her passion for dance and education. With over 18 years of experience in teaching her journey began with teaching Math, Language Skills and Dance to under-privileged children in Mumbai in the late 1990s.

This is when she fell in love with teaching and was always drawn towards passion driven meaningful work. Soon and academics to 5000+ students, 3-80 yrs of age along with television and film choreography, reality shows, she has traveled to over 20 countries and been one of the top dance experts in India.

Marriage brought her to the US in 2014 and she is now settled in Chantilly, VA with her loving husband and their beautiful daughter.

At Saanwee Performing Arts, Priti is offering a niche and immersive experience to those looking for personalized training in Wedding Dance ChoreographyLatin & Ballroom Dancing, Traditional Indian Bharatanatyam, Indian Folk Dances like Garba, Bhangra and Bollywood and Desi Wedding Sangeet Choreography

FEATHERS IN HER HAT

Priti Gupta-Udeshi

Starred as a Pro with Shekhar Suman on “Jhalak Dikhla Ja” (Indian version of Dancing with the Stars) on SONY Television with BBC Worldwide production

Winner on “Boogie Woogie” Dance reality show on SONY Television

Key performer at the Aishwarya Rai-Abhishek Bachchan Wedding Sangeet Ceremony

Trained and worked with Celebrity Artists – Kajol, Siddharth, Adhyayan Suman, Neena Gupta, Shahrukh Khan, Dino Morea, Pooja Bhatt, Javed Jaffery, Kavita Kapoor.

She has been a Choreographer and Creative Strategist in the conception, production and launch of the Web, Android & iOS portals of “DANCE with MADHURI” a product of RnM Moving pictures working directly with the founders Dr. Shriram Nene & Madhuri Dixit-Nene.

Her dance tutorials are also featured on TATASKY with 150,000+ subscribers all over India.

High achiever in Math – Hindi – Marathi Educational contest at Middle and High School levels.

She has also been featured in the ‘Limca Book of Records’ for being a key participant in the ‘World Longest Dance Party’, dancing non-stop for 55 hours 15 Minutes.

‘Heal Your Life’ workshop leader and motivational speaker following the philosophy of the author Louis Hay.


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JOURNEY BEGINS

Her journey began at the age of 4, studying Bharatanatyam, the classical dance of Tamil Nadu from Bharatiya Sangeet Samiti under the guidance of Guru Smt. Heena Shah, performed her Arangetram in and was awarded a Master Diploma 1995.

 

Her foundations continued gaining strength with training from Indian Folk Dance legend Smt. Indumati Lele where she learnt Garba, Bhangra, Chapeli, Ghoomar, Kalbeliya and over 15 different Indian folk dances along with Bollywood dancing and from a young age she befriended the stage performing at many concerts and events all over India.

While medical school earned her in depth knowledge of Anatomy and Kinesiology, she furthered her passion in dance by training in International Latin and Ballroom dances to become the first Indian representative at International DanceSport Federation World .

Latin Championship held in Singapore in the year 2006 & at the Indoor Asian Games, Macau in 2007 with support and sponsorships from Mrs.Jaya Bachchan and SAHARA.

She competed in DanceSport for 6 years in over 15 countries like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Macau, HongKong, Hungary, London and Boston. Her journey endowed upon her training with the maestros and world champions including Mauritzio Vescovo, Michael & Lorna Lee, Marion Lane (ISTD), Andras Faluvegi, Dave Paris, Peter Ong and many more.

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FAB WOMEN

Also, she trained in adage Show Dance Acrobatics and Lifts with world champions Craig Smith and Natalie Woolf in South Africa, Flamenco with Rosana Maya and Ingrid Schiberras of Alegria Malta and Country Line Dancing with Khushcher Dallas

 

With Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango added to her repertoire, she founded DanceSport India in 2008 in Mumbai. The school flourished with an excellent team of instructors, corporate events, shows, tours, competitions, dance theatre, ad films, film choreography and workshops. She was the pioneer in introducing DanceSport Championships in India and having taught over 5000 students, Priti played a key role in hundreds of students achieving their dance dream.

Priti has been a teacher for over eighteen years, when she started with teaching Math, Hindi and English language skills along with dance to underprivileged children in Mumbai, India in late 1990. This is when she fell in love with the art of teaching, and was always drawn towards passion driven meaningful work.

Academically a physiotherapist with a strong inclination to learn different dance forms that were not easily available to someone who grew up part of middle-class in a developing country; presented many challenges and with them came opportunities.


ROLL OF HONOR

Priti Gupta-Udeshi

Championship Year Country Rank
21st Lion City 2010 Singapore Gold Medalist
Yankee Classic 2012 Boston, USA Gold Medalist
Footworks 2009 Kandy & Colombo, Srilanka Gold Medalist
ISIS Cup 2009 Szombathley, Hungary 6th Rank
Supremacy Awards 2009 London, UK Semi Finalists
Footworks 2008 Colombo, Srilanka Silver Medalist
Wanchai Open 2008 Hong Kong Silver Medalist
2nd Indoor Asian Games 2007 Macau Quarter Finals
Creative DanceSport 2007 Ipoh, Malaysia 9th Rank
1st National 2006 India Gold Medalist

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