Aeilushi Mistry was born in Gujarat, India, and has studied the complex classical dance of Bharatnatyam under several noteworthy teachers, including Kalanidhi Narayan, Jigna Sheth, and C.V. Chandrashekhar. In 2001, she earned her MA in Bharatnatyam from the prestigious Kerala Kalamandalam School of Dance and Music in Kerala, India, and has taught and performed throughout India and the United States. Aeilushi is also an expert in several of India?s folkloric dances including Garba and Raas, as well as Bollywood dance.
Aielushi currently teaches Bharatnatyam, as well as other Indian social dances throughout the New York and New Jersey area. In addition to performing and teaching dance, Aeilushi is skilled in costume-making and dance composition. Her classes are suitable for all ages and abilites. The hand movements of Bharatnatyam can be performed seated, and the rhythmic folk dances are inviting to students of all levels. Live percussion accompaniment by Aeilushi?s husband, Paulom Mistry is available.
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