Devi Bollywood Performing Arts is a Bollywood dance troupe based in Buffalo, NY. We specialize in artistic and authentic performances, art education, and classes. Founded in 2013 by Gaitrie Subryan the mission is to make Indian dance and culture within reach to adults and youth from all backgrounds. The dancers offer highly skilled and personalized instruction when working with students and during performances, their signature style blends the grace and technique of classical dance with the freedom and fun of Bollywood music and dance.
Gaitrie Subryan is a Choreographer, Dancer, Teaching Artist, Yoga Instructor, and Podcast Host, based in Buffalo, NY. She learned to embrace her Indian roots while studying Psychology at the University at Buffalo, where she took part in dance performances through the student association. After graduating she focused on keeping dance a part of her life. Gaitrie join Bollywood Axion after graduating and later became a company dancer for Sa Dance Company under the Artistic Direction of Payal Kadakia-Pujji.
Gaitrie has a background in Bollywood, Bhangra, and Garba dance, but it has been her training in Kathak, an Indian Classical dance form from Northern India, which has given her the foundation she needs to make stories come alive while using the transformative power of movement, music, and storytelling. Along with these styles she has also created space in her body to allow other forms of dance; Afro-Caribbean, Hip-Hop, Salsa, and Modern Dance.
Gaitrie’s passion for movement can also be seen in her practice of Yoga. She is certified Kids yoga instructor through Kidding Around Yoga and an adult Yoga instructor she received her RYT 200 certification through East Meets West Yoga studios in 2016.
Gaitrie has taught a credited dance class at The University at Buffalo, she has been a guest instructor for Nichols Charter, Buffalo State College, Niagara University, D’Youville College, she has also choreographed for The University at Buffalo “Zodiaque Dance Company” celebrating their 45th annual celebration.
Gaitrie has received grants from Arts Services Initiative and NYSCA. In 2021 she received the Empire State Create Grant, Made in Buffalo Funding, Restart NY Regrant Funding, she is a Danceforce Recipient funded by “Pick of the Crop”, and is a SPARK award recipient. Over the years Gaitrie has worked with artists in the Western New York area such as Naryan Padmanabha, Elaine Gardner, John Leher, and Robin Hibbert. Gaitrie is currently an artist in residency at Gennesse-Orleans regional arts council located Batavia, NY.