SIKH HERITAGE AWARDS GALA 2009: ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2009 at 7pm | Cipriani | 55 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Rujuta Vaidya - Dance Choreographer
With choreography credits that include the Oscars (Academy Awards) A. R. Rahmans Jai Ho performance, Britney Spears “The Circus” tour, and the Disney released Cheetah
Girls 3 - One World, Rujuta has emerged as a leading influence in the world of
contemporary Bollywood dance.
She has also released a Hip Hop - Bollywood dance workout video called BYou2 that has her collaborating with Sabrina Bryan of the Cheetah Girls on a dance instructional video for young
girls that blends both styles from the east and the west.
While her training includes a rigorous study in the classical forms of Indian dancing such as
Kathak and Bharatnatyam, Rujuta has fine tuned her skills under the tutelage of famed Hip Hop choreographer Fatima Robinson (choreographer of Michael Jackson, Prince, Fergie, and Rhianna) and the legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan (Tezaab, Mr. India, Devdas, etc.) to develop her own spin on Bollywood dance. Most recently Rujuta has collaborated on several Bollywood
productions including Tara Rum Pum and Jaaneman.