Pooja Uberoi is the founder and owner of the Artistic Dance Company - IKIGAI USA which operates in USA and INDIA.
Pooja Uberoi is the Producer for NYC Dance week and founder of Funkar - a NYC10 initiative. She has more than 13 Years of experience as a dancer and teacher in Jazz schools, the Bollywood industry in Mumbai, India and New York City. She was a Board member and Head of a National Dance school in India Before moving to NYC.
Pooja has performed her choreographies and taught at the prestigious CBS this morning, Dance USA Dance and in schools in India, New York City, California, Canada and Puerto Rico, Israel and Mexico.
She is the Brand Ambassador for Dance USA Dance, NYC and Hotstar, USA. She is also a consultant for a music school, a fitness start up and runs an international artist management company called Artists East West.
About the Artistic Director
Pooja Uberoi Is a trained Jazz, Contemporary, Classical Ballet, Kathak and Bharatnatyam Artist. She has also trained in Chau Folk Dance, Latin Ballroom, Hip-hop, Acro-Yoga, Yoga, Theatre, and Choreography Composition.Pooja has also trained at the Broadway Dance Centre, New York; at Alvin Ailey, New York; at Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago; and at Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco.
Performances at major events include: NDTV Gadget Guru Awards (2012), EEMA Awards (2012), Global Indian Music Awards (2011), 1000 Day Countdown to Commonwealth Games XIX (2008), Hungry Heart Festival (2007), International Film Festival of India opening ceremony (2006), Tribute to R.D. Burman, musical concert with Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy in Goa (2006), and the Commonwealth Games XVIII Queen's Baton Relay (2005).Her film performances include: Aisha (director Rajshree Ojha, choreographer Ashley Lobo).
Television performances include the show Reebok Life on NDTV Good Times (choreographer Shaira Bhan, The Danceworx).Pooja has choreographed for both stage and film.
Choreographies for theatrical productions & shows include: Experimenta (2012 & 2013), One Year Celebration of Jhumroo 2013 (choreographed & directed the event), and Salaam India (2008). Pooja was also assistant choreographer on Jhumroo, the Kingdom of Dreams production.
School/ college production choreographies include: Around the World in 60 Days: Disney Musical for Annual Day of Chiranjiv Bharti School, Gurgaon (2006); Fiddler on the Roof: Musical for Annual Day of Chiranjiv Bharati School, Gurgaon (2008); We Can Do It for Special Kids Day of The Shri Ram School, Gurgaon (2008); Annual Day of Chiranjiv Bharti School, Gurgaon (2009); Annual Day of Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon (2010); Annual Day of Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj, New Delhi (2010); Sports Day of Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj, New Delhi (2011); Handing Over Ceremony of Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj, New Delhi (2011); and Beauty & the Beast: Musical for Annual Day of The Shri Ram School, Gurgaon (2010).Her film choreographies include assisting Ashley Lobo on the following: No One Killed Jessica, Rockstar and Tamasha.
Pooja's vision is to experience dance and its various facets and spread the message of international dance. She also wants to promote Bollywood and Broadway musicals as a viable and credible form of entertainment, creating opportunities for young artists by educating them and the society about dance as a serious vocation and profession. She work with artists from Indian and USA for cross cultural exchanges to spread this mission.