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 Gentle Giant's back with one last hurrah of cheese, feelings, and intricacy; it's Jeri!
I joined Flare in 2012, which was a long while ago, but I’ve enjoyed every part of it. I’ve experienced the club as a dancer, a committee member and a choreographer and have the privilege to be here once again.
My Production piece this time around is the result of reflecting on my dance journey leading up to where I am now, and how I found so much more than I ever expected to when I decided to join this ensemble.
I hope you enjoy the story that my amazing cast has helped me put together.
Get keen, watch the story (and more) with us!
Now, where to begin? How 'bout, "Once upon a time"? How many times have you heard that to begin a story? Let's do somethin' else. I got it, I got it, here we go. Here's how to open a choreographer bio! No, I don't think so. It sounds familiar. Doesn't it, to you? Oh, no, no, not the book. How many have seen "opening the book" before? Close the book. We're not doing that.
Here's what we're gonna do. Let's have Rachael tell you guys more about herself 🔮🔮🔮
It is the year 2018. Five years on after first setting foot in the Flare Kingdom, Rachael laments that until this year she has never choreographed a Production piece. Instead, she has spent her days and nights plotting potential pairings-up of people she knows, and “shipping” shy couples she was sure to end up happily-ever-after…’
Finally, in a modern-day fairy tale 3 years in the making, Rachael has rejoiced in letting her cast members play Cupid, the God of all things Love.
Will Shrek win the heart of Fiona in this love story? Whose romance will you root for, and whose will the playful Cupids? However the story unfolds, Rachael guarantees that it will still be a better love story than twilight!
Find out with fun and laughter as you watch this delightful tale unfold!
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.
To submit a letter of appreciation for our next edition of Flare Wholesome Letters, click here! Keep it wholesome :)