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Jessica

Performance Company

My first class with Drea was in 2011. Since then I’ve had multiple opportunities to showcase my skills and my teacher’s excellent choreography. For me, Bollywood dancing is a passion and an outlet. It allows me to get lost in a word of colour and fun, while maintaining a high fitness level. I love the variety of opportunities that Dance Masala provides us as students, and company members, both to perform and engage in the greater community. As a choreographer, Drea engages her students in a wide variety of routines, inspired by different styles of dancing, from hip-hop to Classical Indian – and I love that.

When I was younger I pursued ballet, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop but found myself demotivated by elitism. It wasn’t until a few years later after testing the waters with martial arts that I was introduced to the energetic style of Bollywood. It was with Dance Masala that my passion and love for dancing and performing was re-ignited. Bollywood is great workout and it also allows me to immerse myself in a culture which upon starting classes, I knew very little about.

When I’m not dancing or spending time with my Bollywood family, you can find me studying my Bachelor of Creative Industries at QUT.