Our performance troupe work is an artistic blend of Classical Indian, folk, and Bollywood dance styles. The unique combination with a focus on expression and grace that come from Classical styles have made our performance work stand out. Devi Bollywood Performing Arts have performed at numerous events locally and in the surrounding area. We believe in building strong communities, celebrating diversity, and fostering inclusion through dance have participated in festivals, celebrations, and dance showcases in the city. Producing showcases is another way they share Indian dance. They work closely with artists, musicians, and other choreographers in the area to create showcases for the community. They have presented their showcases at venues such as Ujima Theater, Shea’s Smith Theater, Babeville, and Albright Knox.
“Find Your Beat” is an interactive performance that brings together live musicians and dancers with a focus on Indian culture and tradition through dance and music. The styles of dance being presented are Kathak, an Indian Classical dance style from North India, Garba from the Gujarati region, and Bollywood dance. It is a fun and engaging experience for all ages!
Friday, May 13th
Blue Pearl Yoga
200 E Main St., 3rd Floor, Batavia, NY
18 & under free, 19 & over $10. Preregistration is required. For more info email: email@example.com or call 585.343.9313.
Buffalo-based entertainer Holli began her dance journey at the age of three at Barb Denny’s Studio of Dance Arts. She studied various styles including tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, and musical theater. After graduating high school, Holli continued her education in dance at University at Buffalo where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2014. While in school she was fortunate to learn much from her professors, and took residencies and master classes such as Lehrer dance, Limon Dance Company, Pilobolus, River North Dance Chicago, and Doug Varone and Dancers. She was also a member of the Zodiaque Dance Company, Zodiaque Dance Ensemble, and performed in Dancer’s Workshop and Digital Poetry and Dancers.
Holli began performing with Devi Bollywood Performing Arts in 2017 after taking class with Gaitrie at local dance festival Dance Days of Buffalo. She also currently performs with Showstarters Entertainment, and can be seen as a live Disney princess actor for A Dream Is A Wish Entertainment. Along with dance and character work, Holli also has been practicing fire spinning for the past three years. Other past performances include work with Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Torn Space Theater, The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts, Foxy Diamondz, and the Slyboots Circus.
For the past eleven years, Holli has been teaching dance and is currently an instructor at Barb Denny’s Studio of Dance Arts and Performing Arts Dance Academy. Her dance and choreography has even taken her around the world to Dalian, China, where she taught abroad at Rainbow Painting Arts Theater in 2018. After returning home from China, Holli went back to school and received her Certificate of Massage from Trocaire College in 2020. She is now a licensed massage therapist in the State of New York and runs her practice at Tupelo Honey Spa in Elma, New York.
Pre’s performance experience was initially in vocal sound and piano playing. She started to take singing lessons back in India at the age of 3 years old. Her journey in music during her younger years led her to become a part of WNY Children’s Chorus. She then continued to take part in choir at University.
Pre has always had an interest in dance and performed in high school for cultural shows, but it was after college that she pursued her interest. She first started to take dance classes with Gaitrie in 2013 as she wanted to explore her Indian roots and Bollywood dance. She has performed in many shows with Devi Bollywood Performing Arts including at Junoon after which she started to train in Bharatnatyam with Oviya Nadanayalam School of Dance. Bharatnatyam is a classical dance form that originated in Tamil Nadu in India.
Currently, she continues to train in the classical Indian Dance form of Bharatanatyam and also is taking Kathak classes. She also enjoys taking hip-hop classes in the community.