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Dilshad Patel

Dilshad Patel

Dilshad Patel is the first Indian dance professional to combine dance with creative movement therapy and exercise in a unique wellness experience.

Dilshad has been a dancer for 20 years, first as a national level Bharat Natyam dancer in India, followed by specialized training in Afro Caribbean, Contemporary, Salsa and Jazz in New York.

Dilshad trained in Dance and Movement therapy at the Harkness Dance Centre in New York, where she taught at schools, colleges, psychiatric departments in hospitals and residential treatment centres for emotional and behavioural disorders. She was awarded a scholarship in the Work-Study Program at the Garth Fagan Dance School in New York. Garth Fagan is the celebrated choreographer of the Broadway musical Lion King, which won him the Tony Award.