Introducing our Founder/Director

Anisha Bhat

Founder and Director

Anisha is a high school student in the Bay Area who is passionate about dancing and making a positive change in the community. She has been dancing for over 9 years and has trained in many disciplines including ballet, contemporary, and jazz. She is beyond excited to share her joy of dance with students at Dance Connect. 


Introducing our Leadership Team

Meet Dance Connect's leaders for the 2021-2022 season!

Elena Patro - Communications Director

Shreya Elena is an incoming sophomore in the Bay Area. She has over 9 years of dance experience and can't wait to join the team of Dance Connect to widen the opportunity for people to learn and perform dance.

Siena Dhillon - Social Media Manager

Siena is a sophomore in the Bay Area. She is so excited to work with the dance connect team to spread this cause through outreach and social media!

Kate Huang - Vice Director

Kate is a high school student who has been dancing for over 5 years and competitively for 4. She is so excited to be a part of Dance Connect's team and to share the art of dance to everyone from around the world.

Teachers

Meet our hard-working and experienced teachers!

Des Proctor - HipHop, Jazz, Contemporary

Des has been dancing for just over 10 years and has been teaching dance for 2 years. Des loves every genre but has a special place in her heart for contemporary! She can't wait to begin teaching.

Ann - Bollywood

Ann is fifteen years old and she has been doing Bollywood dance for around eight years! She is so looking forward to teaching Bollywood at Dance Connect.

Anisha - Ballet, Stretch

Anisha has been dancing for over nine years and has danced on pointe for four years. She is really excited to share the passion ballet and stretch has given her with her students.

Elena - Odissi

Shreya Elena Patro has been learning Odissi Dance for over nine years at iGurukul Odissi with Guru Gayatri Mishra Joshi. She has taught Odissi for around a year. She continues to grow as a dancer and wants to teach Odissi to spread Indian culture.

Kate - Stretch

Kate has been doing jazz for over five years and has assisted and taught classes for 2 years! She is so excited to teach our Dance Connect students and watch them grow as dancers.