Meet our Instructors

YOGEN Bhagat

Bollywood

Yogan is a Choreographer, Dancer, and Teacher born in Mumbai, India and now living in Los Angeles. He trained in various forms of Indian and modern dance styles. He is also the founder of a reputed Bollywood dance company here in Southern California – Bollywood Step Dance. He has trained and worked in Bollywood in film, television, stage shows, and world tours with A List Bollywood celebrities including: Priyanka Chopra (currently featured for the NFL promo spots, ABC’s ‘Quantico’), Aishwariya Rai, and Oscar winning composer AR Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours).

In addition his credits and accolades include:

  • DreamWorks  animation film/motion capture
  • Received a proclamation from the City of LA for my contribution to the Arts
  • Danced and Choreographed for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, Hollywood Bowl, Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas)
  • Featured in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, In Style, and international publications

In 2010, Yogan became the first Bollywood choreographer to bring Bollywood to the Disney theme parks, producing over 200 live stage shows for Disney’s California Adventure.

As an Artistic Director and Teacher, he is proud to help students in the dancing community of Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.

Demo Reel:  http://youtu.be/SwFR6znoPxE

Arby Guevara

Hawaiian Dance

Arby Guevara-Muñoz started her artistic training at a very young age. Since she was 6 years old, she tried different academies to fulfill her passion for the Polynesian dance and culture. She studied in 3 of the most renowned dance schools in Guadalajara, Mexico. She also started to get prepared as a dancer taking several classes including Folklorico, Ballet, Salsa, Flamenco, African, among others.

In May 2000, she joined Ballet Folklorico Guadalajara in which, as a professional dancer, she toured around her State. She also had a chance to learn all about the show business: rehearsals, trainings, costume making, producing, and managing a group.

As part of a professional dance company, she decided to open her own dance academy, Pu’uwai, in Guadalajara in June 2004. After only 2 years, she moves to Mexicali and continued getting prepared as a Polynesian dancer in a very prestigious dance school: Tapairu. There, she became part of the staff to teach and help with the production of the recitals offered twice a year.

After moving to Los Angeles, she volunteered at Weingart East L.A. YMCA with a Hula and Ori Dance class. Her class performed on the entertainment stage at the 5K Boyle Heights Run. She was also invited to participate in the Lotus Festival dancing Hula two consecutive years.

She continues her preparation taking seminars with teachers from Hawai’i and Tahiti. She has taken classes with Kumu Hula Rae Kahikilaulani Fonseca, Makau Foster, Moena Maiotui, and Nonosina.