Singer and Performing artist, Shiamak Davar is the Founder and Artistic Director of the world’s largest dance education movement which has enriched the lives of over a million dance enthusiasts across India, Canada, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
The Guru of Contemporary Dance in India, shares his experience on being a teacher-
“Coming from a family of educationists, I have always had immense respect for teachers and their ability to mould and change people’s lives . As teachers, the most important thing is to always be a student’s – it is a continuous process of learning , passing on the knowledge and learning more. I think the greatest and the most fulfilling feeling for me is when I see my students succeed. Whether it is the respect that Shahid , Ishaan , Varun , Sushant , Aishwarya , Sonakshi and all the stars have who learnt from me , or everyone who comes to my academy and experiences the joy of dance, and transforms into better versions of themselves; it is the best feeling as a teacher.
I’ve had many teachers who have left an indelible mark on me and everything I do it a reflection of each one of them. My dearest teacher, Tushna Dallas who I recently lost has had the greatest impact on my life. This year on teachers day , I hold her close to my heart , remember her dearly and have her in my thoughts each time I teach.”
Shiamak has directed designed and performed at many global platforms and has choreographed entertainment acts for international and Bollwood stars. He has choreographed and designed songs for some of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters and also for Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol. He won the National Award (from the President of India) for choreography in his first feature film – Dil Toh Pagal Hai. In 2011, Middlesex University conferred an Honorary PhD to Mr. Shiamak Davar for his contribution to the world of dance and the performing arts.