We provide creative arts dance performances and workshops in Indian dance genres of Bhangra dance, Bollywood dance (Indian film dance), Indian Street dance fusion, Indian classical dance, Egyptian Bellydance, Contemporary and creative movement to music.
Sohan Kailey (Director of Aashiyana Arts) is a Performing Artist, Dancer, Entertainer, Actor and Children's Entertainer and Family Entertainer.
Sohan has released his debut studio album titled 'Let's Naach (Let's Dance) on Coco Music label and released through online music stores. This album is a collection of songs and music for children and families with a Bhangra, Bollywood and World Music genre.
Sohan has been involved in the performing arts for many years and has worked with various organisations to engage audiences in dance and performance. Sohan is always looking at creative ways of delivering his workshops and activities in an entertaining way. As a young boy he grew up watching Indian Film Cinema (Bollywood) and Broadway musicals.
"One of my earliest memories was watching the musical 'West Side Story', I was enthralled by the dancing and musical score."
From his love of dance, music, theatre and cinema he decided to merge these exciting industry's together.
He has trained in Bhangra, Bollywood, Flamenco (Don Law), Contemporary (Dennie Wilson), Salsa, Ballroom & Rumba (Jamie Cutler), Jazz at the Midlands Arts Centre and DanceXchange Birmingham. He studied at Dudley College of Performing Arts and provided Indian dance workshops in schools for Dudley Performing Arts. He has worked with Sampad South Asian Arts, Birmingham.
Being passionate about dance, this Wolverhampton born artist wants to share his Indian cultural roots and promote diverse dance and performing arts to the wider community.
His musical influences range from Indian cinema, Latin Jazz to the Big Band sounds of New York City.
He has recieved acting and drama skills training from Bollywood star Maneet Nagpal of Mumbai, India.
Sohan regularly provides workshops and entertainment for The Library of Birmingham. He has performed and facilitated workshops at numerous world music festivals as well as working with corporate clients. His current work includes a Health & Wellbeing project with the Speight of the Art (Mark Speight) Foundation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital NHS and The Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Some of his performance events include:
He has made numerous TV and Radio appearances including BBC TV and BBC Radio, Sky TV, Star Plus, Carlton (ITV), Channel 5, New York TV and Radio.
Sohan has worked closely with the International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) and Wizcraft International Event Management. Indias number one event management company.
Sohan holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate and is a member of Equity with Public Liability Insurance.
Aruna Kailey has been dancing from a very young age and did her first stage performance at the age of 5!
Aruna Kailey is a dance artist and choreographer. She specialises in Indian Fusion dance. Her repertoire includes Bollywood, Egyptian Belly Dance, Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Classical Indian Dance, Rajasthani Folk Dance, Bhangra and Street Fusion. She is passionate about performing and creates routines with a rich blend of styles. Aruna is available for dance performances and teaching.
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