Director Hetal Joshi :
Hetal has over 25+ specializations in Performing Arts, including Indian/Non-Indian Dances as of 2021. Hetal also has other 25+ specializations in Non-Performing Arts Field / Education / Profession with over 17+ Years of experience in 10+ fields. She has taught over 2500+ Students as of March 2020 and she teaches 150+ students directly under her for various genres every year. She gives 3 productions per year by genre and over 70 students perform under her direct-teaching in these productions. Her first successful show by genre was at the age of 19 and ever since then, she has never looked back. She was born In Indian Family and raised in diverse/international environment in India with half of family well-spread in USA for over 2 generations now & she has picked the best of both the worlds & trends in her own life along with performing arts.
Success Ratio & Graduates By 2020 :
Hetal's students are celebrating their 250th, 450th hour Bollywood, 350th or 400th hour in Indian Folk Dances (once week), 150th hour in Kalaripayattu, for some the journey has began and are about to touch their 60th hour Hiphop, 30th hour Contemporary, 100th hour & some at 500th hour in Bharatanatyam (some twice week) & the history continues. Several Students are at National level and made it International NEWS in 2021 depending on their culture and ethnicity. That is just our own owner's Hetal contribution and capacity with results + Choreographers teach.
Workshop Students : Hetal Nagaraj has given workshops to 50 to 2000 students - at a time, in DFW-Texas, USA in Indian Folk, Festival Folk Dances, Bharatanatyam Introduction, Fusion Classical Dances Work, Yoga & Dance Projects, Martial Arts & Dance, Kalari & Bharatanatyam, Chau & Bharatanatyam, Kalari & Bollywood/Tollywood Bollywood/Tollywood Fusions Of Various Styles in DFW areas of North Texas.
Her Own Performance Record :
Hetal performs every year 3 to 4 performances in her own shows itself in DFW-Texas except for March to Dec 2020 due to Covid when lockdown happened.
From 1999-2020, she has performed over 150+ performances, a minimum, by genre in her OWN shows or events organized by her or her OWN teachers in USA & India. She is paid artist and has worked with several artist management companies in DFW areas of North Texas (from 2020, her own).
Other 150+ performances for outside shows/events/culture events with minimum of 2 to 3 of those events per year. This totals to 300+ dances in Solo(s) & Group/Paid and Unpaid Projects. ALL on stage. These are not youtube channel dances! In 2021, she went LIVE with her 7th Bharatanatyam Arangetram with international audience over Zoom & Youtube Invite.
Awards : Winner of 4 International Awards from culture, leadership, upbringing of women/youth, entrepreurship, educator and 28+ Competition/Students Awards/ ALL Non-Voting Events. She is international artist from 2015. See them here.
More about her long list of specializations : https://www.graceandgrooves.com/hetal-nagaraj
Spiritual & Other Specializations : https://www.hetaln.com/faith
With G2, Hetal will be teaching her own specializations for various levels as required/needed/and by age for Hiphop, Contemporary-Broadway, Indian Dances such as Bharatanatyam, Bollywood as well as Indian Hiphop, Indian Folk Dances, Kalaripayattu/Chhau/Kshatriya/Indian Martial Arts Forms and Various Fitness/Balance/Endurance/Flexibility Programs.
Degree in Dance & Theater (Indian). - MA (Total of 2 masters with half a dozen diplomas in several fields including leadership from IIM-AMA - All earned by scholarships).
Online & Visiting Faculty : Justin Jae Yoon : Dance Instructor :
Jae Yoon began his dance training his during his senior year of high school. After high school, he received a scholarship to continue his dance training in Los Angeles and has spent the past 3 years there working to develop skills not just as a dancer/choreographer but as a teacher as well! Jae puts emphasis on education and growth in dance. His mantra is "To improve my life so that I may improve the lives of others", and that is something he brings into every class. In his time in LA, he trained in many styles ranging from ballet to contemporary to foundational Hip-Hop. He currently tours with Celebrity Dance Competitions and Conventions as a pro-assistant and as their backstage manager! He is also a part of CATASTROPHE! Dance company under the direction of Cat Cogliandro and C.R.O.W.N. under the direction of Marcus Jones and KT Willis. Jae joined G2 in 2020 as first team of hires at G2 Dance Factory and started teaching hiphop classes parallel to/with and under Ms. Hetal's direction & lesson plans for several online batches due to pandemic.
Specialization : Contemporary until Intermediate, Modern until Intermediate, Hiphop-Urban, Hiphop-Popping, Hiphop-Fusion, Hiphop-Lyrical, Hiphop-Contemporary. Ability to seperate/outline - Educational/Institutional Dances from Commercial & Professional Dances for all of above genres, levels & age groups.
Teaching Experience : 5+ Years Ages 4 to Teens & Young/Active Adults. Former Student UNT Business With Dance. He continues dancing with his mentor / teacher's group and will participate with g2 as required.