Founded in 2012, Stance Dance Studio is the brainchild of artistic directors, Himani Khurana and Sushant Ummat and their strive to push the boundaries of dance both, in terms of movement as well as culture. With their combined vision of creating and enhancing movement possibilities, the directors along with emerging, passionate dancers in the company, create works that are captivating, reflective and evoke exuberance. The company loves to work with varied age groups, across amateurs and professional dancers. It is the directors groundbreaking mix of styles that fosters the company into creating works that are aesthetically fresh, sharp and extremely coherent. Having worked as independent dance artists for many years, their work is rooted in the techniques they studied, but at the same time breaks away from conventional patterns. Over the years, Stance has remained committed towards providing quality dance education and training while investing deeply in creative and choreographic development.
HIMANI KHURANA - A passionate performer and a keen learner, Khurana started her dance training in 2001. She is trained in Jazz, Ballet and Modern Dance techniques with teachers from India and overseas. From 2004-2006 Ms. Khurana worked as a repertory company member for The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy (New Delhi) and in 2006 moved on to study and train further. There on, she trained more intensively in Ballet and Contemporary dance forms. Also inspired by Indian classical dances, Himani studied and trained in Kathak (Jaipur Gharana). In 2008, she went to The Toronto School of Dance and Theatre, Canada, and studied Contemporary dance as a part of an intensive training program. In Canada she had the opportunity to work with some well known and acknowledged teachers and choreographers (Julia Sasso, Helen Jones, Sharon Moore, Rosemary James and Johanna Bergfeldt). A visionary choreographer, dance artist and educator, Khurana has been developing her own works since 2006. Her choreographies feature as part of documentaries, installation projects and have also been featured at festivals. She is a certified Ballroom and Latin Dance trainer and personally loves the Rumba and the Cha Cha.
SUSHANT UMMAT – Already a professional performer by the age of 17, Sushant performed with famous Indian artists such as Sukhbir, KK and Sundhi Chauhan. A self taught Hip-Hop and Bollywood dancer, his journey from being an amateur to becoming a professional dancer has been a long and exciting one! Year 2002 onwards he studied and trained intensively in Funk Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary dance techniques. Over the following years, Sushant trained in and performed various diverse styles of dance - from ballet to hip hop and break dance to ballroom, old school Chicago jazz and funk jazz to contemporary dance. He is keenly invited as a guest teacher to work with other studios in and around the city. His caliber and talent as a versatile dancer is recognised and well-acknowledged within the dance circuit. Sushant likes to explore the possibilities as a performer and also enjoys acting. He played lead roles in productions like the “Bollywood Lovestory” – a musical promoted by ICCR showcased at Russia, Tokyo and other countries. He was acknowledged and recommended by his teacher for his style and finesse while dancing the Tango and other partner dances. Anyone who may have attended his classes is well acquainted with the kind of energy and passion Sushant instills in his students and succeeds in inculcating the love of dance in an immensely positive and disciplined manner. This is probably one of the main reasons why he is loved, admired and deeply respected as a teacher by his students. He is a true performer at heart and loves the stage! His recent performance credits include TED X (Chennai), IFFI, Dhoom (Yashraj Productions), corporate (Reebok, Essar, Pfizer, HBO to name a few!)
Sushant is loved, admired and deeply respected as a teacher by his students. Anyone who may have attended his classes is well acquainted with the kind of energy and passion he instills in his students and succeeds in inculcating the love of dance in an immensely positive and disciplined manner. He is a true performer at heart and loves the stage! His recent performance credits include TED X (Chennai), IFFI, Dhoom (Yashraj Productions), corporate (Reebok, Essar, Pfizer, HBO are a few!)
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