Jennie Jethwani

Managing Director, Founder, Choreographer, Instructor & Performer 

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Jennie is the founder and Managing Director of Absolute Bollywood,  Jennie has taken the company from strength to strength in the last 3 years. She is an International dance teacher, choreographer and performer and has taught Bollywood workshops in France, on cruise ships, and  in Mumbai to name a few, and has performed in Cannes, Italy & Egypt, 

 

Dance has always been a passion for Jennie, with a focus on Bollywood and an array of diverse influences.Her dance interest started from a young age snd she was keen to try different styles once she started her training at Syliva Young Theatre School.

 

Jennie has performed and choreographed for several dance troupes in London with styles including Bollywood, Belly dance, Street, Soca and Reggaeton. Prior to Absolute Bollywood, Jennie was the Managing Director and Co Founder of Bollywood Dance London for over two years.  Her inspiring and dynamic choreographies seamlessly and respectfully fuse these dance traditions. Captivated by the art of belly dance in recent years, Jennie has introduced this seductive and sultry style to her repertoire and currently teaches a specialised course known as BellyBolly at Danceworks in Mayfair.

 

Jennie has numerous dance teaching qualifications including Impact Dance teacher training, YMCA ETM Qualification (Level 2 Part 1) and belly dance teacher training.  She has been teaching Bollywood dance for the past three years in major dance studios as well as internationally.

 

She has performed publicly and privately at numerous venues in and outside of London and provided choreography for several large scale performances. Notable performances include the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Asian Music Awards at Wembley Arena, Russell Howard’s Good News, a guest appearance on BBC Newsnight, Diwali on The Square, Move It and the Mayor of London’s Bollywood Extravaganza.  She also has backing dance experience including Kanika Kapoor, Arjun, Golkartz, Ash King & the Vyas brothers.

 

 

Natasha Patel

Senior Choreographer, Instructor & Performer


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At the age of four Natasha began learning the genre of traditional Indian dance and continued this for a further eleven years with a Saturday School in Manchester. Having discovered a passion for dance throughout this period at the age of sixteen Natasha went on to train in Ballet (ISTD/RAD), Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop at the well regarded Northern Ballet School in Manchester. Natasha’s three years at The Northern Ballet School was well spent with her graduating in Musical Theatre (included acting, singing and choreography) as well as obtaining a NVQ level six in Professional Dance.


After her time spent with The Northern Ballet School she secured her first professional job performing with Carnival Cruises chartered around the Bahamas and Florida. After an exciting six months working with Carnival Cruises she decided to advance her career in positions of teaching with exposure to the commercial scene in London.

 

With Natasha’s career going from strength to strength at the age of twenty two she moved to London joining Absolute Bollywood as a Dancer and has since advanced through the company, the most recent project being assisting with the production of “50 Years of Bollywood”. Natasha’s time with Absolute Bollywood has also given her further international exposure with performances in Cannes, Dubai, India, and Egypt. On a national level she  also provides dance lessons for weddings, first dances and numerous schools in and around London. Working as a dancer, actress and model, her versatile approach has allowed her to work on high profile shows such as Alan Carr Chatty Man, X Factor with Rita Ora, National Asian Wedding Show, No1 Mayfair with Harshi Madhaparia (Indian Pop Idol). Dr Who, Sky 1, CBBC, BBC1, ITV, Channel 4, and MTV.


Urvashi Patel

Senior Choreographer, Instructor & Performer

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Urvashi is a London based Bollywood dance choreographer, dancer, actor and performer. Urvashi’s dance training lends itself to both traditional and urban disciplines including Bharat Natyam, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Latin American.


Her dance training in Bharat Natyam began with Smitaji Vadnerkar; she has further trained in Contemporary, Ballet at Trinity Laban and Bollywood dance in Mumbai at Anupam Kher Institute. All of these influences have contributed in enhancing her versatility and have defined Urvashi’s unique Bollywood dance style.

 

After starting her professional dance career with Nupur Arts Dance Academy, she went on to successfully launch a fitness programme BollyFitness under UP entertainment. She has led a variety of workshops nationally and internationally to various abilities including young people, special needs, challenged and OAP groups.

 

With Absolute Bollywood, Urvashi has taken Bollywood dance global; most recent appearances in Dubai, Egypt, Germany, Paris and Aberdeen. She has creatively directed, choreographed and performed in various corporate, commercial and private events. Notable credits include film choreography for; My Big Fat Love Story & My Beautiful White Skin. Theatre choreography for; Lalita’s Big Fat Asian Wedding & East is just not East. Other credits include; Special Olympics opening Ceremony, Dhamaka Royal Albert Hall, Labour Party Gala, Asian Awards, Diwali on the square and Zee Carnival. Urvashi has also worked with renowned stars including Shamaila Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Isha Savani, Kulvinder Ghir and Preeya Kalidas. In addition to her work behind the scenes she had also featured in numerous music videos.

 

 

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