After getting a Masters in English Literature, Shruti embarked upon a journey, that one day would culminate into ‘The Wooden Stage.’ She got a Diploma in Dance at ‘Terence Lewis Academy of dance’ and worked there for three years as a Dancer and Trainer. In 2013 and 2014, she attended a summer school at NYU, studying Contemporary dance, Ballet and Modern. Here, she discovered her love for Aerial Silk and went on to study the same in depth at ‘New york Aerial Arts’.
She has also trained at the Broadway Dance Center, Perri Dance Center and The Athletic Play Ground in San Francisco. She has been affiliated to Trinity College of London since 2005, having taken professional level exams and having taught Dance & Drama under the same roof. She specializes in the Performance Arts syllabus offered at Trinity College of London.
Shruti is the first to have founded ‘The Wooden Stage’ and having done innumerable performances and collaborations in aerial arts, apart from teaching she also choreographs for films and TVC’s. She’s also trained in rope and pole Malakhamb from Sri Samarth Vyayam Mandir under the guidance of Mr. Uday Deshpande. Alongside this, she also trains in Kalari Payatu with Belraj Soni.
Shruti, is also a renowned celebrity trainers. She has trained Sushmita Sen, Dipika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Shradha Kapoor, Smilie Suri and many more in the art of Aerial Silk. She has been featured in kingfisher Supermodels 2 on NDTV, Indias next top models 2016 on MTV, Meri life meri choice on channel V and Band Baja Bride on NDTV. Please click on the Television and Media tab to view all of this.
When you set sail into the world of Dance, there’s no final destination, only a constant evolution; and Paras is exemplary of just that. He has studied Mass Media, along with learning and specializing in, Jazz, Contemporary, Street Jazz, Jazz Funk and foundational dance forms like Popping, House and Waacking, the urge to explore the world of dance deeper, had him travelling to New York. There, he studied Urban Hip-Hop, New style Hip-Hop Dancehall and street Jazz styles, at the BROADWAY DANCE CENTRE. After devoting a year to this, he then went to LA to study the dance culture there. He further evolved in his art, learning from the two most renowned schools of LA: Movement Life Style and Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio.
He then worked as a dancer, instructor and choreographer, travelling and conducting workshops across the world: Singapore, Australia, Egypt, Jakarta, Bangkok and more. He has assisted and choreographed at renowned reality shows like Jhalak Dikhlaja, Dance India Dance, Dil Se Nache India Wale and Dance Plus.
He presently works in the film industry, and is the Creative Head at ‘The Wooden Stage.’