Shyamla is an accomplished Performing Artist, Choreographer and Teacher with three decades of dance experience and a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law. Shyamla has taught at renowned studios throughout Australia and abroad (Sydney Dance Company, Ettingshausens, Dance Attic UK) and specialises in cultural dance (Hip Hop, Bollywood, Traditional Indian and Brazilian Samba), having trained and performed each style in its country of origin.

Since 2013 Shyamla has toured a range of dance and movement workshops around Australia promoting cross-cultural interactions, diverse representation, inclusivity and belonging. Shyamla’s work has been featured on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2018, in front of thousands of people at TEDxSydney 2018, on national television in Australia’s largest indoor venue (Qudos Bank Arena) for Schools Spectacular 2018, at NSW Education events for The Arts Unit (State Dance Festival and Ultimo Dance festival) and has been acknowledged by Beyoncé, Youtube sensation Lilly Singh and Bollywood Icon Sonam Kapoor.



  • Kinder
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Festivals

INDIAN JUNGLE DANCE SAFARI (ft. interactive video) – K-6 (Kindy & Primary)

Grab your binos and hop in the Jeep for a unique movement-based adventure inspired by Shyamla’s encounters with wild animals in the jungles of South India. Learn how to move and dance like stomping elephants, snapping crocodiles, proud peacocks, funky monkeys and more! This experience features animal puppets and an interactive video that children can access after the session to continue the safari adventure together.


MOVE YOUR FEET TO PARAI BEAT (ft. live Tamil drum) – K-12 (all ages)

Dance to the beat of India’s oldest drum and experience the joy of Parai Attam, a Tamil folk dance set to LIVE drum. Learn how to express rhythm through hands, feet, voice and body with Shyamla, who regularly travels to Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu) to practise the 3000 year old artform and has performed it at the Sydney Opera House.



Bust out signature moves and grooves from Hip Hop (New York), Kollywood (Tamil cinema) and Bollywood (Hindi cinema). Packed with pelvic thrusts and cheeky antics, learn some of the hottest dance moves and the stories behind them from the streets to the big screen!


HIP HOP FLASHMOB – Yr 4-12 (Primary & Highschool)

Set to a mix of classic and popular tunes, learn a performable dance routine in just 90 minutes! Shyamla will get you gliding and grooving through formations as a whole crew. Personal creativity, teamwork and improvisation are encouraged through opportunities to freestyle. Guaranteed to have participants Top Rockin’, Electric Sliding and Dabbing the day away!