Artistic Director & founder of Infused Performing Arts began her first ballet & tap class at age 1, and performed onstage at age 3 , for the first time. Tina has extensively trained in Jazz, Modern, Bharatanatyam, Hip-Hop, and Bollywood dance under the guidance of distinguished dance masters in the US and India. She presented her Bharatanatyam Arangetram in 2006, under the guidance of Guru Smt. Malini Menon.
Dance Career Achievements:
Tina continued her dance career by competing and performing around the US on over 1000 stages and winning “First Place” & “All Star Awards” in Bharatanatyam, Folk, Cinematic, and Bollywood Group dances all over US. She was crowned the prestigious title of Miss FOKANA in 2006, and was selected to welcome and perform for the Indian Ambassador In New York that same year.
Tina began teaching dance at the young age of 14 years old, and has gone on to produce numerous award winning & nationally recognized students in folk, Indian classical, Bollywood, and western dance forms. Tina has been recognized for her use of technique, stunts, and hard-hitting choreography. Tina is a licensed Zumba Fitness, BollyX Fitness & PiYo Instructor. She instructs these fitness formats at various gyms across Houston to promote and encourage health amongst South Asian women.
Recent Artistic Works:
Tina performed with Bollywood Star Govinda as his partner at the Bollywood Grind concert. She has Choreographed dances for & performed along with many South Indian Cine Artists like Parvathy Melton, Vimala Raman and Vineeth Kumar. She was the official choreographer for Shunya Theatre’s musicals “Adventures of Hanuman,” “Jungle Book” & Widow of No Importance.” She choreographed Music Videos for Jyotica Tangiri, Olivia Malhotra, DJ Dholi Deep, & Directed/Choreographed for Suman Mangu’s multi-language music video. Tina and Kiron choreographed and starred in Dj Dholi Deep’s ‘Love Mashup’ music video. Tina choreographed numerous first place winning competition routines in all age categories for ‘Jalwa’ (2019) “Sewa’ (2020) & ‘RIICAS’ (2020).