Twisha Chawla

 

Twisha started dancing when she was three years old; her first performance was at the Naach dance company showcase with Ishika Seth as her instructor. She also learned semi-classical and folk dances at Aerodance with Ranjani Manda for four years. She has had the opportunity to perform at several dance competitions and organizations around the Bay Area and has won several accolades for both group and solo performances. She also participated in her first regional dance competition (FOGANA) at the age of six. Twisha has been learning hip hop, jazz, ballet and lyrical since 2010 at Tiffany’s Dance Academy. She currently learns Kathak from Chhandam School of Kathak in Fremont. She considers herself lucky to have had an opportunity to perform at two Warrior games at Oakland Arena and also for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reception at SAP center, as part of the Mona Khan Company Youth Emerging Performers Group, which she has been a part of since its inception.

 

Twisha started assisting children, youth and teen classes since January 2016 and went on to become a primary instructor later that year. She believes that teaching dance is a great way of passing what you have learnt to others and to see them grow as dancers. She feels that dance is the best way of expressing oneself and believes that it has taught her skills that she can apply to her day-to- day life such as discipline, leadership, responsibility, hard work, perseverance, focus, time management and teamwork. Being part of the Mona Khan Youth Emerging Performers group for all these years has also given her life-long friends and a wonderful dance family.

 

Outside the studio, Twisha can be found working on her school projects and assignments, preparing for speech and debate tournaments, doing gymnastics, swimming and listening to rap music! She was also a semifinalist at Harker Speech and Debate tournament. In addition, she completed her first triathlon at the age of eleven! She also wants to become a lifeguard and help the community in her own way.