The Founders


Sumeet Nagdev

Sumeet Nagdev as a child studied gymnastics and mallakhamb at Shivaji Park and was more interested in sports before he started his training in Folk dance in Senior school and slowly moved to studying Jazz, Ballet and Modern with Oscar Unger, Veronica Balsara and Mahesh Mahbubani respectively. In 2007, he graduated with a distinction in management studies and was awarded a scholarship with the Martha Graham Dance Company for an intensive training in Graham technique and repertoire and also a scholarship with ECNAD Singapore and studied with Tan How Choon and Chin Huat. He further researched and studied under Tripura Kashyap for Dance Therapy and Pandita Uma Dogra in Kathak while concurrently running SNDA.

In 2010 he was shortlisted as an international choreographer in residence for the 6 week American Dance Festival where he performed in Mark Haim's production, This land is your land and also choreographed a production named Dhwani. He continued choreographing dance productions namely Gandhi is Alive, Resonate, Talkative Dancer and Dhrut that have been performed in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Seattle, Lisbon, New Jersey, New York and Bali. Other than performing at dance festivals across the country Sumeet along with his company has also done television, advertisements and Film Projects with various Bollywood celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Ayushman Khurana, Anushka Dandekar, Deepika Padukone & Hema Malini to name a few. He was also a judge for a television show Dance+ season 1. His recent work Trishna that takes inspiration from debates about woman empowerment premiered at the closing of Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Mumbai on 12th Feb 2017 and was received with a standing ovation by 3000 people.


Sasha Nagdev

Sasha, since the age of 5, has been a part of more than 40 ad-commercials and 3 television sitcoms. She continued her love for acting and modelling in her high school and college days, and after she passed out from Jai Hind College in 2007 with a distinction in Mass Media, she started SNDA with Sumeet. Post SNDA’s initiation, she took some time off and shot for a Hindi Feature Film, ‘Tere Mere Phere’ as the lead actress in 2011. She then did some collaborative theatre work with Sumeet while continuing to run the bandwagon of SNDA. Now she is blessed with a son, has keen interest in acrylic and oil painting on canvas. Sasha also handles the television, film and large scale projects for SNDA as a producer