Mahi Hiremath ( Artistic Director)
Mahesh or Mahi as he is known to friends; was smitten by dance at a young age. Even with no formal training, Mahi was not privy to various dance forms such as Jazz,Latin, Hip Hop, and contemporary. To hone his dance skills further, Mahi joined the renowned Shiamak Davar School of Performing Arts in India. He was quickly propelled to the special group of Shiamak's elite school, and became a Bollywood dance whiz. Mahi performed at a number of events including the inaugural ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup and International salsa congresses.
Following this, Mahi took Salsa lessons from the most sought-after SALSA freak – Edie, Mahi was acquainted with the modern dance form called “Aerial Dance” which allows performers to explore space in three dimensions. Following this, Mahi learned the ancient Indian martial-art dance form of KalariPayattu called attakalari.
Mahi had a brush with Reality TV when he got an offer to participate in the Indian version of "Dancing with the Stars" which was aired on Suvarna TV channel (a subsidiary of STAR TV India). Mahi was the semi-finalist on this show which was judged by the "Michael Jackson of India"– Prabhudeva. The show also paved the way for several other offers of lead roles in TV serials. Mahi's creative interests and pursuit of new goals saw him coming to the United States in 2010 to pursue studies in Filmmaking. He assisted many feature films and also directed many short films.After the short stint in film-making, Mahi decided to go back to his first love – Dance, and share his passion for dance by teaching. He went from just one dance class to ten within short span of five months, which stands testimony to Mahi's impeccable talent and dedication to teaching. His students have performed at a several local events, and have won accolades. Mahi's mantra is "Dance like no one is watching!"