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Shiamak Davar
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Singer, choreographer, performing artist Shiamak Davar is known as the “Guru of Dance” in India. He is largely responsible for modernizing India’s dance scene especially in the film and theatre industry.
With the motto Have Feet. Will Dance. ™, Shiamak Davar International is the world’s biggest dance academy enriching the lives of over a million dance enthusiasts across India, Canada, Australia, the UAE and the UK. Spreading the joy of dance to ages four to eighty four, his faculty teaches his original dance styles. Shiamak’s Victory Arts Foundation (VICTORY) is a not-for-profit organization committed to making dance a meaningful experience for everyone. Using dance as therapy, VICTORY empowers individuals who are lesser privileged, vulnerable to HIV/AIDS or with special needs. It has reached out to over 200 NGOs and Institutions, and touched the lives of more than 10,000 individuals.
In 2011, Shiamak was honored with a doctorate by Middlesex University, London, for his contribution to the field of dance education, entertainment and the performing arts. Later in 2014, he received the Medallion and Citation from the Governor General of Canada for his dedication towards building friendship and cultural understanding between Canada and India.
Shiamak has revolutionized choreography in Bollywood. In 1998, he recieved the prestigious National Award for choreography for the film Dil Toh Pagal Hai and since then went on to choreograph blockbusters .With Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Shiamak’s choreography reached international shores. World class shows on national and international platforms have made Shiamak the most sought after choreographer.

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