At Bollywood West we pride ourselves in our team and bringing out a dancer and performer in anyone.
No experience required! People of all shapes and backgrounds join us in sharing their joy & passion for dance, music and experiencing culture.
With focus & discipline we encourage and inspire our students to build their confidence, improve their technique, express themselves and have fun!
Our founder, Vandana Majithia, began dancing at a very young age. Her background includes a variety of Indian folk, classical and fusion dance. Being involved with reputable & established dance academies, she gained experience performing in dance dramas & large stage productions, competitions, community shows and events. In doing so, Vandana performed in front of large audiences at prestigious venues such as The Metro Convention Centre, Queens Quay Theatre, The Living Arts Centre and The Meadowvale Theatre.
A mother of two young daughters and living in Milton, Ontario, she felt the need for them to experience what she had when she was a child. The rush of being on stage, gaining confidence, learning dance & culture, while being part of the community. Thus, Bollywood West was born!
Bollywood West was established in 2015 and has been teaching adults and children Bollywood Dance ever since. We are a family operated team blessed with talented individuals comprised of professional dance instructors, costume designers, photographers, music director, video editor, an artistic director and a graphic designer.
Vandana Majithia - Founder, Choreographer & Artistic Director
Kulbir Sarl - Bhangra & Dhol
Punjabi art and music has been an integral part of Kulbir’s upbringing, at 4-years old, he began playing tabla and was exposed to traditional Punjabi music. Naturally, Bhangra entered his bloodstream at a young age and he has been dancing ever since. His early experiences in novice Bhangra dance groups landed him a spot on a professional Bhangra team in University which helped hone his unique style in traditional and contemporary Bhangra. Kulbir is a talented tabla and dhol player and incorporates live dhol music when teaching Bhangra.
Based on Kulbir’s experiences, he believes Bhangra empowers self-confidence, fosters teamwork and improves personal fitness. Kulbir strives to incorporate these aspects into every class all while having fun and experiencing Punjabi culture.
Reena Patel - Bollywood
Reena Patel began her dancing journey at a young age trained in Odissi and traditional folkdancing. She's participated in various dance dramas, shows and most recently trained and choreographed age groups from 6-13 years old. Her experience has come from being part of various dance schools, participating in events, competitions and from teaching privately for weddings or parties.
As instructor of Bollywood west now, Reena loves sharing her love/passion for dance and passing on all her learnings to the next generation and loves to have fun!
Heer Shah - Bollywood
Heer has a background in Bollywood and Indian Folk dance. She began dancing as a young child. She was part of an Indian dance academy performing on various stages. She loves to express herself creatively through movement. Her experience stems from teaching and training dancers for auditions, events, & weddings.
As an instructor of Bollywood West, she enjoys working with enthusiastic dancers and teaching routines with a fusion of Bollywood and Hip Hop.