Born in Guyana, South America and raised in the Bronx, Gaitrie Subryan is Buffalo based Bollywood Performer, Instructor and Choreographer. Gaitrie’s journey into Bollywood dance began the moment she set eyes on her favorite Bollywood actress, Madhuri Dixit; yet she only had the opportunity to be in the dance studio during most of her adult life.
While in college she choreographed for a number of student-run organizations for events and performances. After graduating from the University at Buffalo in 2006 with a BA in Psychology and Communication, she joined a New York City based Bollywood dance school, Bollywood Axion. She started by just taking classes under the Artistic direction of Pooja Narang. Gaitrie, auditioned and joined Pooja’s performing troupe there she performed at events and shows all across NYC, including dancing at the Crossroads in Time Square, was a dance extra in a Bollywood Movie; Hastey Hastey, performance at South Street Seaport Holi celebration, Bollywood Hero Flash Mob and much more. Thanks to Pooja, Gaitrie recently had a very rare opportunity to take a workshop with legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan in June 2016 and this past May 2017.
In 2009, Gaitrie joined The Sa Dance Company, under the artistic vision and ClassPass CEO, Payal Kadakia. The Sa Dance Company showcased a three-day premiere at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in 2010, one of Sa’s largest and sold out performances. The Sa Dance Company has performed at Nanubhai, MIACC, Rubin Museum, they have performed for Indian Film Director Mira Nair as well as many other events. Payal has a unique style of her own and showcases the art of Indian dance on many interesting levels. Through dance Payal she has shown Gaitrie how to manage a performing troupe, be an entrepreneur as well as a role model to others who have a zest and passion for the arts.
In 2012 Gaitrie moved from NYC to Buffalo. She took what learned from both Pooja & Payal and in 2013 Gaitrie formed Devi Bollywood Dance. Over the years she has taught many students and has worked closely with the individuals from all backgrounds. “It is not just about teaching dance, it is about building a community, sharing traditions and culture.” Additionally, Gaitrie works with the public schools as a Master Teaching Artist for Young Audiences of Western New York, letting her passion of Indian dance reach audiences throughout the surrounding communities.
Gaitrie has a steady training of Indian classical dance; Bharatanatyam, Bollywood, Folk, and Garba. She explores western dance forms through classes and workshops and loves to try all types of dance styles from across the globe. Gaitrie has trained in Bikram and Vinyasa Yoga, she completed her 200hr Yoga Certification in October 2015 through East Meets West Yoga in Buffalo, NY and is a certified kids Yoga instructor through Kidding Around Yoga. She teaches weekly classes at Yoga Parkside and is also available for private sessions.