Bio

Vikas is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Seattle where he trained at Premiere Dance Center and the Alchemy Tap Project under Josh Scribner, Melissa Farrar, and Carolyn Farrar. At age 16 he was featured in Dance Magazine after winning Jared Grimes’ Run The Night alongside Josh Scribner. He then moved to New York to pursue a degree in Engineering at Columbia University while cultivating his dance career.

In New York, Vikas established himself as a sought-after dancer in tap, contemporary, and Bollywood while graduating summa cum laude and being named a Robert Gartland Fellow at Columbia University. He has had the pleasure of working with numerous prestigious choreographers including Emmy nominees Chloe Arnold and Anthony Morigerato, Jeff Award winner Jared Grimes, MacArthur Genius grant winner Michelle Dorrance, and many others. His performance credits include TV shows such as Good Morning America and So You Think You Can Dance, commercials for J. Crew and Vogue, movies such as Breaking Brooklyn, musicals such as 42nd Street, public performances to sold out crowds at Lincoln Center, and a performance for 50,000 guests at the Houston Texans Stadium, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. You can watch him on stage with Mystic India: The World Tour, and in print as the first South Asian ambassador for Capezio.

In 2018 he became the first South Asian artist in residence at the American Tap Dance Foundation, and launched his company, Project Convergence, with his co-founder Ramita Ravi. Dedicated to uniting tap with Bharatanatyam (a form of classical Indian dance), the company has appeared at Lincoln Center, been featured in The New York Times and The Hindu, appeared on the famous radio station WNYC, and performed for clients such as Buzzfeed and Spotify.

In addition to performing, Vikas travels across the world as a sought after teacher and choreographer. You can catch him teaching consistently in New York City at Broadway Dance Center or Columbia University, and across the world with over nine different festivals, conventions, and intensives. He is honored to have a small role in training the next generation of dancers and constantly strives to bring his energy and passion into the classroom.

 

Resume

Height: 6'1"     Eyes: Brown      Hair: Black

Stage Performance, Companies

2019 Project Convergence Co-Director Co-Dir. Ramita Ravi

2019 Lincoln Center: Out of Doors Choreographer Mela Arts Connect, Dir. Heena Patel

2019     Apartment 33: Where Dreams are Made            Dancer                Dir. Chloe Arnold

2019     Mystic India: The World Tour                               Dancer                Aatma Perf. Arts, Dir. Amit Shah

2019 Rhythm in Motion Choreographer American Tap Dance Foundation, Dir. Tony Waag

2019     Sole Music Collective                                            Dancer                Dir. Hillary-Marie Michael

2019     CHR Project                                                            Dancer                Dir. Charles Renato

2019     42nd Street at the Drury Lane Theater                Dancer                Dir. Michael Hintzman, Chor. Jared Grimes

2018    Capezio Core Catalogue Photoshoot                  Dancer                Capezio Inc.

2017     NY Botanical Garden's 125th Aniv.                      Dancer                Apartment 33, Dir. Chloe Arnold

2015     Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival                              Dancer                Dir. Michelle Dorrance

Television, Corporate, Advertisements, Movies

2018 GetLit 2018 by Buzzfeed Choreographer Buzzfeed and Spotify, Co-Chor. Ramita Ravi

2018 Vogue Fashion Fund Gala Dancer Vogue and Conde Nast, Chor. Chloe Arnold

2018 J. Crew: #MeetMyCrew Dancer J. Crew, Dir. Nick Ray McCann

2018 LukOil North America Gala Dancer Aatma Perf. Arts, Dir. Amit Shah

2018 Citibank: Citi in the Square Dancer Sole Music Collective, Chor. Hillary-Marie Michael

2018 MetricStream 2018 Summit Dancer Aatma Perf. Arts, Dir. Amit Shah

2018 AAPI 2018 Conference: Columbus Dancer Mystic India: The World Tour, Dir. Amit Shah

2018     Alarippu Reinvented                                              Choreographer    Dance USA Dance, Co-Chor. Ramita Ravi

2018     Udaan                                                                     Choreographer     Dir. Sidd Khel, Co-Chor. Ramita Ravi

2018     Baldor Specialty Foods Kickoff                            Dancer                  Chor. Chloe Arnold and Robin Passmore

2017     Breaking Brooklyn: The Movie                              Dancer                  Dir. Paul Becker, Chor. Jared Grimes

2017    "Things That We Do" Music Video                        Dancer                  Dir. Nathan Leigh, Chor. Hannah Frederick

2016     Root100 Annual Awards Dinner                           Dancer                  Root Magazine and Univision

2016     "See You Again" Music Video                               Dancer                  Dir. Cat Cogliandro

Teaching, Judging, Sponsorships

2019    Team Capezio Member                                        Ambassador       Capezio   

2019     Broadway Dance Center                                      Sub. Teacher      Dir. Germaine Salsburg    

2019    Columbia University Guest Lecturer Professional Development and Leadership Team

2019 The Nexxt Move Dance Convention Faculty Dir. Nick Gonzales

2019     Motor City Tap Festival                                        Faculty                Caston-Clark Productions, Dir. Denise Caston-Clark

2019     WingIt Tap Intensive                                             Faculty                Dir. Kelsey Rose Young

2019     Celebrity Dance Competitions                             Judge                  Dir. Drew Phillip

2019     Legends: Bollywood Dance Championship        Judge                  Desi Dance Network, Dir. Yuri Doolan

2018    Tap Dance Festival UK                                          Faculty                Dir. Suzanne Clandon

2018     Portland Tap Dance Festival                               Faculty                Portland Tap Alliance, Dir. Kelsey Leonard

2018     Desi Dance Convention                                         Faculty               Desi Dance Network, Dir. Avin Gupta