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.

SCF 145, SECTOR 17

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