About Payals Dance Academy
Ms. Payal Gupta hails from a diverse cultural background where performing arts is given immense importance and hence has been passionate about dance since the age of 7. She holds a degree in B.E. and took dance classes all through her college life, but her passion for dance made her opt for a career shift only to make the world dance along with her.
She has gained tremendous amount of experience in performing, teaching and directing, while learning various forms of dance from reputed instructors likeAziza (Canada), Sadie Marquardt (USA), Leyla Jouvana (Germany), Silvia Salamanca (USA), Nika Mlakar (Slovenia), Nadia Nikishenko (Russia), Queenie (Belgium), Tito (Egypt), Yousry Sharief (Egypt/USA), Jilina (USA), Sonia Ochoa (USA), Mercedes Nieto (Hungary), Randa Kamel (Egypt), Raquia Hassan (Egypt), Moriah CHapel (USA), Rachel Brice (USA), SHaron Kihara (USA), Arati sunawala, Prithvi and Ree and the NATYA institute (India). The dance forms include belly dance, modern contemporary, jive, kathak and freestyle.
She specialises in Egyptian, Arabic, fusion and modern belly dance along with modern contemporary and Bollywood freestyle. She also holds a record in the“INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS” in the field of belly dancing.
“Belly Dance is still perceived as a dance form restricted to certain sections of the society in India but, this is what she aim at changing. Her goal is to give Belly dance its due credit as an art form in India”.