The Team

Arundhati - Bollyworks

Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Arundhati, has been passionate about movement and physical fitness since a young age. She took to dancing professionally as an instructor and performer with the world’s leading Bollywood dance school, Shiamak Davar’s Dance Company in India. She has performed internationally at many global events and has performed with a host of celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Bryan Adams, A.R Rahman, Saif Ali Khan, Shiamak Davar, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghosal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Isha Sherwani, Shankar Mahadevan and others to name a few. During her time in India, she trained hundreds of kids and adults in various genres of bollywood dance & managed several student shows from 2006 to 2012. Read more.

Soumya - BollyWorks

Soumya Gogula

Soumya has enjoyed dance since childhood and has performed with friends and family at various events throughout her life. During college in Illinois , she was part of a Garba-Raas team and competed at intercollegiate Raas competitions across the nation. After graduating and working in the Midwest, life brought her to the Pacific Northwest where she joined the BollyWorks team. Today Soumya is an instrumental part of BollyWorks on the front and back end. She works as a BollyWorks instructor for our choreography classes. Soumya also leads BollyWorks Fitness classes at Pro Sports Club Bellevue and The YMCA at Sammamish. And is our audio/visual manager for Project Bollywood and plays an integral part in all our classes and productions.

Soumya is really excited to teach and share her passion for dance and is looking forward to seeing you in class. When she’s not dancing, Soumya loves to curl up on her couch with a good book or to watch movies – she prefers staying indoors away from the Seattle rains!

Pashmi - Bollyworks

Pashmi Vaney

Pashmi has been with the Bollyworks team since we opened our doors in Seattle, and soon became an integral part of team BollyWorks. Pashmi is a group class instructor at BollyWorks and helps us with backend production and management. Pashmi took to dancing on stage at the age of 5. During her school years, she trained in Rajasthani Gharana Kathak and folk dancing, and participated in numerous stage competitions. In addition to dance, she also learned Hindustani Vocal music from Ghandhrav MahaVidyala in New Delhi, where she completed Vishaarad Pratham level. She is passionate about all forms and styles of dancing. Pashmi is a young mother and has a full time job during the day. She strongly believes that if you are passionate about something. You will make time for it no matter how busy one can be.  Her goal is to continue to nurture this passion and become healthy & fitter through dance.

Pashmi is excited to teach dancing at Bollyworks and share her love of learning to dance! In her spare time she also enjoys baking and reading fiction novels.