Originally from Mumbai(Bombay), Bollywood choreographer and Zumba Fitness Instructor Anjali Savla is a pioneer of Bollywood Dancing in Singapore. Founder and Artistic Director of Bolly Dancing Singapore and Co-Director of Bolly Dancing Mumbai, Anjali combines her formal Indian classical dance training with 15 years of contemporary Western dance and fitness experience. Her ‘East Meets West’ dance fusion and unending love for Indian music are appealing to all dance fitness fans and have created awareness about benefits of Bollywood Dance & Zumba Fitness island-wide.
Confidence is the key to success. However, confidence comes with a healthy body and mind; which is what Chitra believes in. As someone who once weighed 65kgs, overweight for her built, she started Zumba with the aim of shedding some unwanted weight. As she worked towards her goal, achieving the fitter her, she managed to lose 15 kgs! During this journey, she discovered that Zumba had become a passion rather than a mere workout session. This is what pursued her to take up the Zumba Fitness & Toning certification.
Dance is a powerful way of expressing oneself and fitness is an empowering way of life. When you combine the two, you get a potent combination that makes you a happy, healthy and positive person”, opines Darren. As both a certified Zumba and Bollydazz fitness instructor, Darren did not start as a great dancer. In fact, before his transformative dance experience, he never knew that he could dance. A speaker, yes. An academic, yes. A working professional, yes. But a dancer, no.
To me DANCE is the ultimate form of Expression, a Motivation, and definitely a PASSION.
I started learning Indian Classical dance (Kuchipudi & Bharatanatyam) at the age of 4 and continued to pursue the art for many years. I actively participated in various cultural events and fests during my school and college days. Having lived in Istanbul, Lagos previously and now Singapore, I also had the opportunity to learn other forms of dance including Salsa, Hip-Hop and Contemporary and attend workshops conducted by Terence Lewis Academy.
Faiz started his fitness career after he left the aviation industry. With a simple intention, he aims to help people stay happy and positive. Having a strong determination, he strive to help people achieve their goals and to see life changing results. Faiz believes that fitness is not just for people who are fit, but for everyone who wants a healthy mind, body and soul.
Nurhayati (Yati Loh) is a successful participant of Singapore Health Promotion Board’s Lose to Win programme 2012. Having effectively lost over 20kgs within one year with mindful eating and regular exercise, she now leads Zumba classes to manage her weight and maintain her healthy lifestyle, a real life example to encourage more individuals to work towards a more active and fulfilling way of life.
If we could describe someone who is graceful, energetic, perky, cheerful and fun in 2 words, we would say Siti Zhywee.
Having an experience of a decade in dancing, she hails from a background of being a Chief Fitness Trainer in Singapores biggest weight management program by Health promotion board for more than 2000 participants. At Bolly Dancing Studio, she has been a crowd-favorite and always in demand.
Her specialties include Bootcamp, Zumba, Bokwa, kickboxing, strength training, aerobics, dance fitness and fitness/nutrition workshops and many more.
Professions: Choreographer, Dance Teacher
Other Styles: Bollywood/Indian, Hip-Hop, Modern, K-pop, Zumba, KpopX
Theeya is a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor at Bolly Dancing Studio. Inspired by what she saw on television, she started exploring different dance genres at three years old. Seeing her interest and potential, her parents signed her up for Classical Indian dance. As a teen, she aspired to perform in front of a large crowd and spread the happiness she felt from dancing. Today, Theeya has acccomplished all that and more. She is the leader of a local K-POP dance crew, CL1MAX, who have participated and won several competitions. She is also certified to teach Zumba and Kpop-X and has been teaching and bringing the same enthusiasm and happiness for dance to her students in Bolly Dancing Studio since 2013.
Eddie Tham is an energetic and highly motivated fitness instructor with all round experience spanning from KpopX fitness, Zumba and Latin Ballroom. He has been featured in 2 promotional videos for Kpop highway radi USA, Dancing king-EXO, Fire- BTS and has also been featured in KpopX Fitness Choreography Video filming for various numbers
Actively participated in KPopX events for fund raising and National Day.
Losing weight was not an easy task for her in the beginning. Nevertheless, she always believes in, “nothing will change, if you change nothing”.
After attending group fitness classes regularly, Halimah started to realise that it is not only about losing one's weight but also about having fun with people around you and not realising that you are actually working out.
Everyone’s lives are different, but we can make it better by being healthy not only physically but mentally. It all starts with a positive mindset and this is what Faridie believes in since the start of his fitness journey.
Besides being an ACE certified Personal Trainer, Faridie was formerly a Fitness Trainer with the Singapore Armed Forces coaching trainees and NSMen. He graduated from Republic Polytechnic’s with a Diploma in Sports Coaching and is also a certified Strong By Zumba instructor. His numerous years of experience in coaching group classes has helped his students into achieving their goals.