Born and raised in New Jersey, currently residing in Philadelphia. India has been a dancer from the heart all her life. She's trained with acclaimed all-around dancers such as Marcus Tucker and Andrew Ramsey Founder of Face Da Phlave Dance Education and Theatre, and Clyde Evans Jr founder of Chosen Dance Company. As a seasoned performer, choreographer, and instructor India has extensive knowledge in the foundation of all five styles of Hip Hop as well as its dance terminology. India's high-intensity energy level and down-to-earth personality inspires her many students to learn more. Her variety of love for dance allows her to respect not only Hip Hop but all styles of dance culture and its art. India currently owns Really Philly Collective a community-based organization focusing on many aspects of art. Her current growth in the arts and entertainment has allowed her to grasp managerial skills as well as the logistics of business. India would like to thank Marcus, Andrew, and Clyde for sharing their experience that inspires her to go after her dreams.
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how many years dancing?
I've been dancing for 20 years now!
What is one achievement in dancethat you are proud of or an experience that had a major impact on you?
I had a great experience working with Vince for his Philly Kerplop project. This project gave me a new outlook on the art of dance and expression. There was a cast of talented dancers of al genres infused with acting, live music, and improvisation. I remembered this project the most because the piece was up to our imagination. We utilized Love Park and every section of the park was included in this moving/ weird/ hype/ bogus/ dramatic piece. This piece covered a lot of different topics.
What are some of your specialties in dance?
My specific specialties are being dow for whatever! Whether dance, acting- even singing if I had to.
What is your philosophy in hip hop or latin dance?
My philosophy on hip hop dance is it’s a dance that came out of oppression. I’ve been severely bullied growing up and without having any friends but music. Dance has been the best friend to me that allowed me to hide from my day to day worries as a teen.
Ms. India showin everyone how its done in this house dance freestyle.
Thanks for everything you do to keep this organization running smoothly! We <3 you!