Last, and most definitely not least, it's Ritika, bringing her culture and groove to us once again with a Bollywood Fusion piece! You're gonna love it.
From the age of 5, Ritika started dancing with traditional Indian styles. But, she had to stop dancing when high school began. She couldn't hold back her passion however, and she ended up teaching herself Hip Hop fundamentals via YouTube. Ritika had many sources of inspiration, like Michael Jackson, Jabbawockeez, Mike Song, Phillip Chbeeb, and even Step Up.
Upon entering University, Ritika's interests moved towards more street dance, so she joined RMIT Funkadelics in her first year. She later became the president of the club for 2013 and 2014. Whilst being president and running Funks, Ritika also competed within RMIT's annual dance competition "Bust-A-Groove" where she won twice within the Solo category and four times within the Groups category. Ritika then decided to take her dance career outside of University. She entered the "Grounded: Battle of the Arts" competition under Gina Michaels' team and came 1st in hip-hop and 3rd overall. Ritika has also competed in other dance competitions and showcases, like "Step Off" and "Underground". Currently she's in Brazen, a crew run by O2 Studios.
Ritika joined Flare in 2013. The following year, she taught styles like Bollywood, Hip-hop, Waacking and Urban, and subsequently choreographed for various performances and gigs. In 2017, she was selected to choreograph a Bollywood piece Flare's Unspoken production. This year, Ritika aims to bring her unique style in a Bollywood Fusion piece which combines all her experience in various dance styles.
Curious about what this piece could be like? Get on our ticket website now!
Our main class venues throughout the year are:
- 757 Swanston St.
- Jason Coleman's MOD
Bring some friends along and come and have some fun! It's that easy!
Check the timetable for more details.
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