She started with one student - today, she has taught over 500 students to dance!
A few weeks ago, I met Sanchita Chakraborty, founder and artistic director of Bollywood Jig, at the Diversity Recruitment Event which I attended with the Canadian Armed Forces in New Brunswick.¬†In between the sessions with the Armed Forces, we chatted about our passions and journeys to Canada and I was inspired by what she has been able to achieve as a newcomer, who arrived here only a few years ago.¬† She used¬†her passion for dance to ¬†add cultural diversity and integration¬†to the shores of St. John's.
""We were founded in 2004 and we‚Äôve been making audiences cheer, clap and tap their toes ever since.¬†Our choreography is as diverse as our dancers. We range in age from 10 to 35, hail from South Asia to Salmonier, and have training in everything from traditional Chinese dance to salsa to hip hop. Like ballet and bungara, it‚Äôs dance that unites us. And the costumes. Can‚Äôt argue with the threads."" Bollywood Jig