About The Director

/About The Director
About The Director2023-06-12T04:00:35+00:00

Ms. Jothi Dugar was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. As the only child in her family, she entertained herself by learning and mastering a slew of performing arts, sports, and other activities. Her favorite art form was and still is dance! She professionally trained in the Indian Classical Style of Bharathnatyam for 20 years and then decided to explore and master other styles of dance including Bhangra, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Breakdancing, and many more.

She eventually created her own unique style of dance called BollyNatyam that combined Indian Classical movement combined with hip hop fused with  modern cross cultural fusion music to engage the kids and adults of the new modern era while honoring ancient cultural dance styles.

Based on her experience in dancing, competing, and a variety of other physical sports, Jothi understood the importance of training students using an integrative and holistic approach as dance is not merely a memorization of steps in preparation for a performance.

Therefore in every class, she dedicates time to enhance all the necessary skills that are important for a well-rounded dancer such as endurance, flexibility, strength, and stamina. In addition, she strongly believes that every dancer must learn to balance their mind, body, and spirit as well, therefore all classes include elements of yoga, meditation, grounding, energy exercises, and breathwork time enabling all students to feel “whole” and balanced mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Jothi lives in Great Falls, Virginia and has three kids. In addition to her dance company, Jothi is a Cybersecurity & Technology Executive in the Federal Government, an international best selling author of five books (and counting), public speaker, wellness and life coach, owns a wellness company called Power of Healing 360, and a podcast host of the IDCA Wellness for Tech podcast. Among all her passions, she finds the most enjoyment in being a mom of three and involving her children in dance as well.

To learn more about Jothi, please visit http://www.jothidugar.com.