The Team

Our Director


Rina Shah, the director and founder of AUM Dance Creations is also the head instructor at the school. She wants to ensure that she is able to pass on her knowledge of Bharat Natyam, Bollywood, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop to the future generations. With years of extensive training she is willing to take on the challenge of creating a dancer out of everyone! Her passion for both classical and modern dance forms instill discipline, culture, and cultivate growth within each student. As AUM Dance Creations embarks on its 4th year, she is extremely proud of all the teachers and students for their dedication and motivation for learning both classical and Bollywood dance. Her classes are full of learning, fun, laughter, and excitement! Everyone is sure to have a great time. She hopes to spread the word of Indian dance to EVERYONE! AUM Dance Creations : Teaching students to Appreciate, Undertake, and Master the Art of Dancing!

Our Teachers

Our teachers are highly skilled in all styles of dance, and have undergone rigorous training. In addition, the teachers continue to take workshops and attend seminars throughout the year so that their creativity and dancing remain current. All teachers at AUM have a passion for dancing as well as children, the perfect combination for teaching dance. Having grown up in America, the teachers can identify with the children on all levels, whether it be dance, school, or at home.

You will quickly see how the teachers are more than just dance teachers, but also role models to the next generation. The AUM family is constantly working together to create the perfect learning environment for your children.

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    As the years have passed by, Anu’s passion for dancing has grown, but her desire to teach students of all ages has taken her to new heights. Anu’s training in Bharata Natyam, Kathak, and Bollywood dance styles make her a well rounded dancer and make her an even better choreographer. Anu has a degree in Theatre from Pace University and has also been trained in Contemporary dance. Anu is excited to be a full timer at AUM Dance Creations and is planning another great year at AUM!


    Nikhila has always had a strong passion for dance. Having studied and practiced Bollywood, Bharatanatyam, and various western disciplines, she has grown into a well rounded dancer and choreographer. She has performed on stages all over the East Coast and Internationally, and works as a full time teacher with children of all ages. She’s looking forward to another great year at AUM and to meeting her new students!


    Trained in Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Modern, Hip Hop and Folk dance forms, Saadia has 28 years of dancing experience and 13 years of teaching experience under her belt. She believes dance has the power to contribute to a person’s growth in remarkable ways. Each beat of music has the potential to be translated into a corresponding step of choreography. It is the instructor’s duty to relay understanding of the choreography to the dancer, and up to the dancer to execute that step with grace and confidence. It is with these philosophies that she teaches, which allow her to portray the importance of the art of dance to her students. Believing that learning is a continual process, Saadia continues to expand her dance repertoire most recently having focused on Ballroom dance styles. She’s excited for her 5th year as an Instructor/Choreographer at AUM Dance Creations.


    Mita has extensive training in Bharata Natyam as well as Bollywood styles of dance. She is a seasoned performer, having completed her Bharata Natyam arangetram at a young age. Mita looks forward to teaching all of her students that same level of achievement. With discipline, determination, and hard work, she is ready to take on the task of teaching her students – both returning and new!


    Christin is excited to be returning for another great year of teaching at AUM! Christen trained in Bharata Natyam for years and learned the curriculum to completion. She is also trained in all different styles of Bollywood and is no stranger to performing. Christin is looking forward to another successful year of dancing!

  • Pooja Manha

    Pooja has been dancing her whole life. From Bollywood to Semi Classical to Hip Hop to Bhangra, Pooja has mastered it all. She has been teaching for over 5 years and enjoys working with all age groups. She looks forward to training her students to become versatile dancers and well rounded. She enjoys working with boys and girls as well as students of all ages. Pooja is looking forward to another great year at AUM!

  • Disha Patel

    Disha has been extensively trained in Bharata Natyam and completed her arangetram at the age of 16. She enjoyed teaching all dance styles to her students, but especially enjoys semi classical pieces. She has been a part of many stage performances and also enjoys seeing her students on stage. Disha is embarking on yet another year at AUM and looks forward to working with her returning students as well as new ones.

  • Sanjana Saboo

    Sanjana has a lot of pep in her step. She is extremely excited for her upcoming year at AUM! She teaches students of all ages and trains them in Bharata Natyam as well as Bollywood dance styles. She has always enjoyed classical dancing and has an equal passion for hip hop and high energy styles as well. Sanjana prides herself on being a well rounded dancer and wishes to pass on that same knowledge to all of her students. Sanjana has been trained in Kathak, Bharata Natyam, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Bollywood dancing.

Our Mission

At AUM Dance Creations, our mission is to keep Indian culture and tradition alive.

We strive to create well rounded dancers by encouraging them to perfect the techniques and traditions offered by the classical styles Bharatanatyam and Kathak, while also maintaining the energy and sharpness that is found in modern Bollywood.

Our Bollywood curriculum includes four specific styles of dance: semi classical, hip hop, contemporary/modern, and filmi. This way, each student is molded into a graceful, strong, and versatile dancer!

Have Questions?

If you have any questions regarding our dance school or our unique instruction, please contact us today!