NEWS

Joya performed at Disney's Holiday Party, "Blizzard", at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and in Austin, Texas.

Joya's choreography was featured at the 2013 Barack Obama Inaugural Ball hosted by Indiaspora, performed by Mona Khan Company.

The absolutely crazy Madden NFL 16 Movie Trailer is out and Joya was in it! See the hilarious cast of Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Colin Kaepernick, Rob Grokowski, Coach Rex Reyan, Julio Jones, Antonia Brown, and an amazing cast of Bollywood Dancers!

Joya just wrapped shooting for Giju John's upcoming music video, which she choreographed. Stay tuned for the release!

JK Unlimited dancers performed at the Travel Channel's "Travel & Adventure" Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center  on February 21, 2015.

The Detroit Pistons NBA Dance Team performed a piece choreographed by Joya for their Half-time Performance.

Joya was featured in the Beverly Hills Courier for her efforts in promoting Indian dance & cultural education.

Joya had the honor of judging Bollywood Berkeley for a second time in Berkeley, CA on February 14,2015.

Joya worked with the Sacramento Kings NBA Dance Team and they performed a piece choreographed by her for Bollywood Night 2015.

Joya was featured in Brown Girl Magazine and on India.com! She is the director of the first ever touring dance convention promoting World Dance Education. With a star-studded faculty including artists from "So You Think You Can Dance", Cirque du Soleil, Broadway and more, Shake Dance Tour is shaking things up across the nation! Read more at www.ShakeTour.com and on our Press page.

Mayor Jose S. Esteves presented Joya Kazi with a Certificate of Commendation from the City of Milpitas.

 

"On behalf of the Milpitas City Council, I, Jose S. Esteves, Mayor of the City of Milpitas, recognize and commend Joya N. Kazi on Sunday, December 7, 2014 for the Dance Workshop Weekend held at the Indian Community Center in Milpitas, California. I recognize your timeless efforts in promoting the dance Culture and spreading it. I express the utmost gratitude and appreciation and furthermore acknowledge the authenticity and sincerity of your ways and methods which are unequal in the Bay Area. Your mission to foster Dance as an art in our community has been unparalleled and unique. May you continue to expand your efforts of building bridges between all communities and connecting the hearts of people through Dance." - Mayor Jose S. Esteves

Joya was featured in Walmart's "Win Black Friday" Hinglish commercial! Catch the commercial playing world-wide on all Indian networks. 

Walmart featured Joya in a second Holiday Hinglish commercial! Catch the commercial playing world-wide on all Indian networks. 

JK Unlimited student, Avantika, auditioned for Zee TV's Dance India Dance | North America Edition with a piece choreographed by Joya. It won her a spot as one of the Top 10 Finalists from across the U.S. She set out on the journey from California to Mumbai, India to compete on India's #1 rated dance show. Avantika performed yet another cutting-edge choreography created by Ms. Joya just for DID during Finals and won the trophy as 1st Runner Up!


A few words from Avantika: "After Ms. Joya Choreographed my audition piece, I was so excited to be in the Top 10, but I was very nervous at the same time because I only had 5 days until I left for India for the actual competition. I am glad I have Ms. Joya as my teacher. She was readily available to teach me a new piece for the show on Skype. She taught me efficiently in such a short time, patiently corrected all my mistakes, and gave me an encouraing talk before I left for the competition. I won 1st Runner Up and all the credit goes to her for teaching me. Her training is incredible!" 

Joya performed at the International Indian Film Academy Awards in Tampa Bay, FL on April 26, 2014 and shared the stage with Bollywood's biggest stars, Madhuri Dixit, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Siddharth Malhotra, & Ranveer Singh. As a Shiamak Davar Dance Competition finalist, Joya had the incredible opportunity to work with & learn from Shiamak Davar & his company dancers.

Joya appeared as a guest choreographer alongside Shane Sparks (SYTYCD & ABDC choreographer, ABDC judge & "You Got Served" choreographer) at Choreography Pros' Pro Dance Team Convention 7/12-7/13  in Scottsdale, AZ. She is creating routines for NFL & NBA dance teams from across the nation. View the commercial!

Joya judged at Bollywood America, the national Filmi-Fusion Dance Championships, for  a second time on April 19th, 2014 in Oakland,CA. Read more here!

Joya appeared in a dance challenge for model contestants in the recent season of Heidi Klum's "Germany's Next Top Model".

Joya had the pleasure of judging Bollywood Berkeley 2014 in Berkeley, CA on February 16. A hearty congratulations to all the winners!

Joya taught a dance workshop at Stanford University on Friday, February 21st followed by an interactive talk-back session.

Joya is working on an exciting new project with DreamWorks Animation SKG.

Joya was the Featured Dancer in music video, "Hands Up" ft. Cappadonna, from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Produced by Sammy Chand of Rukus Avenue and shot in Hollywood. Check it out Videos Page!

Joya performed at the Recording Academy's Official Grammy After-Party on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The star-studded event featured performances by Grammy winner, Estelle, the B-52's, DJ Michelle Pesce, and Arturo Sandoval. The celebration was themed after the cinematic Bollywood world of India, showcasing it's vibrant colors, beauty, and dance culture.

Joya was featured in the Los Angeles "BollyDoll" Dome Show production. Co-Directors Amrita Sen, who performed "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire at the 2009 Academy Awards with A.R. Rahman, and Anthony Marinelli, who began his career playing the keyboards on Michael Jackson's megahit album, "Thriller", are the masterminds behind the show.  BollyDoll showcases a 360 degree screen, live dancers, musicians and animations. In addition to choreographing for the show, Joya plays the main character, Princess Bolly, whose featured song is Timbaland's "Pass at Me" featuring Pitbull and BollyDoll and is produced by David Guetta.

Joya has been dancing and touring with Mystic India- The World Tour since August 2012. She is not only featured as a lead dancer and choreographer, but is also working as Mystic India's Dance Captain in Los Angeles. The show is an explosion of colors and energy based on the concept of ancient India's transition into modern India.

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