Core Team

Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Founder, Creative Head, Master Trainer, Yoga instructor & blogger

Favorite Bollywood Dance style - contemporary
Favorite Bollywood actor - Shahrukh Khan
Favorite Bollywood movie - Zindigi Na milegi doobara, Jodha Akhar, DDLJ, Padman, KKHH and many more...

Arundhati is a fitness and wellbeing leader to all around her. Today, she teaches, creates, and heads all things BollyWorks Fitness, Project Bollywood a successful yoga studio. Before starting BollyWorks, Arundhati worked as a professional Bollywood dancer and instructors with the prestigious Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India for over 7 years. She has taught classes Bollywood dance classes, performed with international celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, AR Rahman, Rani Mukherjee, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Saif Ali Khan, Shreya Ghosal, Shankar, Eshan, Loy and others…She brought her passion for Bollywood dance and fitness with her when she moved in 2013 when she noticed a lack of authentic representations of Bollywood dance. BollyWorks was an opportunity to keep in touch with her roots of Bollywood dance and an opportunity to share it with others. Word spread quickly that we offered fun, authentic, professional Bollywood dance classes. This eventually led to the creation of Project Bollywood. And in early 2018, we formally launched BollyWorks Fitness to keep up with the demand for Bollywood dance and fitness. Today, Arundhati teaches Project Bollywood classes and is a master BWF trainer as well as yoga classes, yoga teacher trainings and also blogs about yoga, dance and living a mindful life.

When not teaching, she loves to workout, work on DIY projects and hang out with her dog, Munch.

Soumya Gogula

Regional Manager and Master BWF Instructor 

Favorite Bollywood Dance style - folk, contemporary
Favorite Bollywood actor - SRK
Favorite Bollywood movie - Kkuch Kuch Hota Hai, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Soumya joined BollyWorks in July 2014 as a student looking for a Bollywood class. But quickly grew into a BollyWorks troupe member and full fledged BollyWorks instructor. Today, Soumya in an integral part of all things BollyWorks from classes, show productions to managing various BollyWorks Fitness locations, instructors, editing and content creation. When not dancing, Soumya is a project manager with U-Medicine. Soumya started dancing from a young age and tried various forms of dance but fell in love with Bollywood dance. And secretly dreams of being a full time dancer/instructor. Today Soumya is a master BWF trainer, teaches at multiple locations for BWF and choreography classes for Project Bollywood. When not in class, Soumya loves to travel and explore the world.

Jamie Meeks

Studio Administrator, BollyWorks

Favorite workout - running, lap swimming, yoga

If you have any questions or queries, she is the best person to reach out to - [email protected]

Jamie joined team BollyWorks in May 2019 and is our backend superhero. She keeps all administrative tasks organized, communicates with customers, is our resident problem solver and manages the BollyWorks studio so we can keep on dancing! Being the only non-dancing member of our team - we hope to get her to love dancing in the years ahead. ;) When she's not working, you can find her spending time with her husband, friends, and two sweet puppies. 

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