Atlas Dance Collective is excited to inform you of the upcoming open master and company classes they offer this month. Atlas is a project-based dance company in Lehi, UT geared toward providing performance and choreographic opportunities for emerging artists. This season, Atlas is pleased to welcome Neeraj Lohani to guest choreograph on the company. On Saturday, January 11th from 5-6pm Neeraji will be teaching a master class that is open to the public! Atlas welcomes dancers to take advantage of this opportunity.
Neeraj started dancing at the age of 15, but took up professional training not until he turned 18. After completing 2 years of training in New Delhi, Neeraj received a scholarship at Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts (SNDA) in Mumbai in 2014. At SNDA, his primary subjects of training were Modern Contemporary, Jazz and Modern Ballet alongside other subjects including Hip-Hop, Gymnastics, Kathak, Aerial Silk and Kalaripayattu. . At SNDA, Neeraj has had the opportunity to further hone his skills in various dance techniques and styles through intensive training and master classes with SNDA’s guest faculties including Ghislaine Carrara (Ballet), James Morrow (Hip-Hop), Brande Lee (Aerial Silk), Guruma Uma Dogra (Kathak), Richard Chen See (Paul Taylor Dance Technique) and Steve Rooks (Graham Technique). Neeraj completed his graduation in SNDA’s Full-time Professional Dance Certification (PDC) program in 2018. A year earlier, in June 2017, Neeraj received a 6-week full scholarship at the American Dance Festival (ADF), where he had the privilege of training under Jennifer Nugent (Release technique) and Andrea Weber (Advance Cunningham). At ADF, Neeraj was introduced to various international dance forms through workshops with Saar Harari (Gaga Technique), Christian Von Howard (Jazz) and Nia Love (Modern) among several other faculties. Neeraj got the opportunity to perform in Serendipity arts festival where performed “PURUSH” choreographed by Robert Moses. He was one of the semi finalists in one of the prestigious Contemporary Dance Awards in India (PECDA).
Atlas will also have their first open company technique class for their third season on January 18th from 5-6pm. Atlas intends on providing reoccurring open classes throughout this season, so please make sure to take advantage of the classes we offer.
Both classes will be $10/person or FREE with purchase of $40 10-class punch card, held at The Verve in Lehi, UT (288 E Main St. Lehi, UT = 2nd floor of RAGE Fitness – Go up the metal staircase on the south side of RAGE building.)