Devika Chandnani is a senior in the Ailey/Fordham BFA program. She was raised in the Congo and spent her teenage years in Mumbai where she first began dancing and teaching at the age of 16 with The Danceworx Academy. Her training was based in various forms of Jazz and Hip Hop but she found her love for Contemporary dance in a class held by a former principal dancer at Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in 2014. She then trained in Ballet and performed with a company called Navdhara India Dance Theater through her gap year and moved to New York in 2015 for her BFA at The Ailey School. She is now versed with both Graham and Horton techniques, certified with the Lester Horton Pedagogy and is teaching the Horton technique at the Dance Theater of Harlem School in New York. Her work with JUNTOS Abroad began in August 2018 with the trip to Guatemala and hopes to continue sharing dance through the JUNTOS Ambassador program.
Devika will select her Capstone Project in November: More info coming then!