"Born in Mumbai and originally from the Bay area, Joya is an acclaimed choreographer, dancer an instructor with a radiance and energy that attracts the attention of all ages. Her dance journey has allowed her to explore seven styles of Indian classical dance including, Kathak, Bhavatanatyam, Kuchipudi, and Manipuri, while also training in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Salsa and Afro-Brazilian.
Joya recently choreographed for the #1 dance reality TV show in India and performed at the Bollywood International Indian Film Academy Awards, a.k.a. the Bollywood Oscars. She is most notably known for her credits that include; Disney, DreamWorks and the E! Grammy After Party. Joya choreographed for the Barack Obama Inaugural Ball, was the dance captain of "Mystic India, the World Tour," and was cast as the lead in Broadway's, "BollyDoll". She choreographed for NFL/NBA pro dance teams with Shane Sparks, choreographer of So You Think You Can Dance."