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About Sanskriti Arts Ensemble:
Sanskriti Arts Ensemble was brought to Canada from Mumbai, India in 2003 by founder and choreographer Puja Amin. Sanskriti Arts Ensemble has been working to spread Indian culture and ethnicity with enticing tunes of today, in Canada, USA, India and around the world. Sanskriti Arts celebrates the love of music, expressed through dance; from western techniques of ballet, jazz and hip hop, precision and joy of the dances of India. Be amazed by the expressive choreography, incredible formations and stunning costumes – all ready to compliment the spunk and talent of these amazing young dancers.
About Puja Amin:
Puja Amin has the distinction of receiving the Kesri Youth Award 2005 in Canada for appreciation of support and help, to impact and make a difference in the lives of youth. As well, Amin had the honour of being nominated for MMM people’s choice award. She is a veteran of TV & film; an internationally renowned Bollywood, Folk and Kathak dance instructor; Owner and Director of Sanskriti Arts in Toronto, Director of Sanskriti Arts Ensemble, Nrityanjali and Bollycore!
A resident of Toronto, Puja Amin has taught master classes literally from coast to coast in Canada, and overseas in Dubai, The USA and India. Having taught thousands of students of all ages over the past 16 years and part of most multicultural projects such as Urban Noise and programs with the Soulpepper Theatre Company.
A few of her film and TV credits include: Latest Buzz, Badhai Ho, Bollywood Awards. Puja has worked with high profile Bollywood personalities such as Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit on film sets and directorial campaigns. Her choreography has been displayed in concerts and music videos for Falguni Pathak, Desi Idol – Vikas Khanna, Canadian Idol semifinalist Devika Mathur, Boman Irani, Shibani Kashyap, Sukhwinder Singh, Praful Dave, Vino Russo, Ila Arun, Kamaal Khan, Sukhdev, Yasmin, Sandrine and Lata Mangeshkar and commercials for Town shoes and Rogers.
Amin has been featured in the Toronto Star, Vaughan Citizen, Brampton Guardian, Toronto Sun, CMR and TVi, Snap, Gujarat Times, Gujarat Abroad, The Voice, Canada AM, City TV, CBC news and television, Omni TV and CHCH.
Puja has autonomously directed/choreographed five independent musicals in English with Bollywood and Hollywood music in India and Toronto. Puja’s students have gone on to work with known Bollywood banners such as Yash Raj and won Miss India Canada 2008 first Runner up, Miss India Canada Worldwide 2007 where the Kathak- Bharatanatyam collaborative with Lada Pada won the contestant the best talent awards and Beauties of Asia 2011 also awarded best talent for Amin's choreographed number.