Team Behind Viva Dance Studio

What Makes Viva Dance Studios Special?

Aakanksha Gupta (CEO & Founder)

Coming from a Finance and Marketing background Aakanksha has worked with companies like ICICI Prudential Priority Circle, Ganesha Holidays, Convergys India Services and Bodyzone Fitness & Spa Pvt. Ltd. She is the owner of “VIVA DANCE STUDIO” in Panchkula and is following her passion for dancing as career to create a space for authentic dancing and state of art facility for upcoming dancers.

Certified Salsa Instructor under the guidance of Varun DS Rana she is also now a part of Chandigarh Dancesport Association as Vice President.

Founder of “The Urban Reader’s Club.” Founded in May 2017.

She has taken summer camps & winter camps for Schools like Army Public School and First Step Montessori School PANCHKULA and in ISKILLZ since 2017.

CONTACT US:
VIVA DANCE STUDIO
SCF 145, SECTOR 17
PANCHKULA
872003317

VARUN DS RANA(Head of Operations)

Started career in the year 2000 with dance forms like bollywood, Indian folk dancing, Hip-Hop and in the year 2005 got exposed to salsa during a Television event called “Dance Dance” on Sony Entertainment Television. The following is the work profile:

  • Winner at 2006 India International Salsa Congress held in Bangalore.
  • Silver Medalist at 2006 All India Dance Sport Championships by AIDSF in New Delhi.
  • Represented India as instructor and performers at 2007 Hong Kong Salsa Congress.
  • Represented India as Instructor at 2007 Singapore International Salsa Festival.
  • Founder of Club Salsa International in India in 2007.
  • Organizer of Chandigarh Annual International Dance Boot camp.
  • Organizer for International Salsa Festival Chandigarh.
  • Co-Organizer for International Punjab International Dance Festival.
  • Founder member for Dance Sport Chandigarh.
  • Choreographed over 700 stage shows.
  • Choreographed over 350 weddings across India.
  • Have conducted over 250 workshops across India.
  • Artist for International Dance events like IIDC, IFL, and GILF in India in 2013-14.
  • Choreographed Lady Boys “Mambo Cabaret” India tour in Bangkok in 2011.
  • Choreographed IPL Cheerleaders for Kings X1 Punjab in 20011.
  • Organizer of International Kizomba & Bachata Festival Chandigarh.
  • Artist at Dubai International Dance Festival 2015.
  • Indian Coach for Salsa for Team Dancesport at Asian Indoor Games 2017.
  • Joint Secretary for AIDSF in 2017.
  • Executive member for World Bhangra Council in 2017.
  • Member of International Dance Council in 2017.
  • Represented India as artists at Salsa Bangkok Fiesta 2018 and 2019
  • First Asian to Guest Judge at World Salsa Summit (Miami) January 2019
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution in LATIN DANCE in India at India International Dance Congress 2019
  • Official Judge at All India Dancesport Championship in Nasik 2019
  • Representing India at Vietnam International Latin Festival 2020