MAD “Mad about Dance” is a Dance Institute based in Dubai, founded by Mahima Mehta in 2014, this is the facility where Anup Bhardwaj, Winner of Nach Baliye 7 UAE Challenge teaches at, he started dancing in school days and further developed his Dance skills with a Degree in Chhau Dance, a genre of Indian tribal martial dance which is popular in the Indian states of Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal an Indian Classical. He also went to IFBC – Imperial Fernando Ballet Company and has trained in Jazz & Contemporary form as well. He has been working in Dubai as a Dance teacher since 2012 and has started working with MAD since its establishment in December 2014. In the first of week June, Anup flew down to Mumbai, India to perform on an international Dance Stage.
“I received a huge amount of support from my MAD team. This isn’t something I experienced before in previous employment; this empowered me to give my best in front of celebrities like Farah Khan, Chetan Bhagat and Priety Zinta and then ultimately winning the title made this experience unforgettable” says Anup Bhardwaj – Winner of Nach Baliye 7 UAE Challenge
Not one but two Dance teachers participated in the Nach Baliye UAE challenge, which took place in Dubai, UAE on the 21st of May 2015; where Anup Bhardwaj won the title and Sarthak Mahendru won the Best Chemistry on Stage. As a trainer Sarthak has taught many kids and adults, some of his students have gone forward and won awards as well; he himself has extensive experience in Dance and also has performed in numerous dance shows and competitions at National level and also Indian Television.
Sarthak Mahendru says, “Even though I didn’t win the main title; it felt great to have the opportunity to perform on a large stage in front of a live audience. This environment gives us a chance to grow and gain new experiences and have new goals. Having the support of my Boss and the MAD team really made this an enriching experience.”
Both employees were encouraged and supported by their Boss Mahima to take on the challenge, Mahima Mehta – Founder of MAD explains; “As an employer and an entrepreneur, I understand that growth is vital. If MAD is able to provide a platform to showcase exceptional talent, that’s fab on me. Also, if we look at this situation differently, having trainers compete at this level just goes to prove, we have the best people working for MAD today.”
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