SNDA has been receiving a lot of support from the academy division parents and corporate audiences. But there are a few without whose support the company’s missions would have not been actualized.
Komal & Sudesh Nagdev
Although they are Artistic Director Sumeet’s parents they have had no experience of being part of the performing arts industry. For most of their life they have been in the field of retail business. Although their constant support of food & beverage and costumes for our Project AHSAS children from the underprivileged society have been a blessing and an absolute joy for the kids.
Shilpa & Rajendra Goradia
Their story isn’t too different either. Sasha’s parents Shilpa & Rajendra have been wedding decor manufacturers and they just couldn’t resist helping our company division with their artistic, productive and time-managed resources of creating props and decor for almost all of our productions. If you have attended any SNDA’s student recital and have noticed exquisite decor in the pre-function area, it's all thanks to them!
Josefin Wikström from Sweden has spent the past 25 years living part time in Mumbai and other places in India working with trauma exposed populations and studying yoga and movement therapy along with teaching yoga and dance regularly at Swedens high security prison as a part of her Prison Yoga Project. She has been a part of Project Ahsas project for the past 7 years and through her donations a group of very talented young boys from Govandi slum area in Mumbai (that she met there a few years back) are able to learn dance and to continue to develop their passion and talents. She believes dance should be available for everyone.
Nisha Singh is a dance and performing artist, movement therapist and communication specialist based out of San Francisco. She is currently in a Somatic Education program focused on movement based therapy. Her desire to bridge access and inclusion through dance, drew her spirit to Movement Exchange, a San Francisco-based non-profit, where she was the program director and fundraising lead, to bring dance education to India. Nisha has collaborated with SNDA for the past two years, to work with Society for the Education of the Crippled, whereby SNDA’s Project AHSAS students teach at three SEC locations on a weekly basis, rooted in compassion, empathy; and grounded in safe movement based principles.