Entertainment icon, Shiamak brings life to music in its true sense with his choreography, a talent that many believe comes from a higher source, Shiamak’s ability to bring grandeur to each piece incorporating sets, properties, costume and lights, sets him a class apart. Presenting a complete package on stage, his eye for detail to pre-performance planning and production adds that S factor to every performance he choreographs. A pleasure to work with, actors and performers swear by Shiamak for the discipline, professionalism and finesse he brings with his work.
Earlier known as the pioneer of Jazz dance in India, Shiamak is now respected as the Guru of Contemporary Dance for being one of the most ingenious choreographers in recent times. Shiamak continues to surprise the world with his ever-evolving style of choreography. Be it his National Award award-winning Bollywood Jazz™ featured in the film Dil Toh Pagal Hai, his Indo-Jazz Dance Movement™ featured in the film Kisna, street funk and hip hop in Dhoom 2 or the quirky isolation moves in Jagga Jasoos, Shiamak takes the world by storm with every Bollywood song he choreographs.
For over three decades, entertainment icon Shiamak Davar has made the stage his home and performing arts his mission. He has entertainment world leaders, made Bollywood and Hollywood super stars dance to his tune and won numerous awards. But most importantly, he has succeeded in spreading the joy of dance across all ages, across 6 countries, made dance accessible to the underprivileged and individuals with special needs, brought respectability to dance and the performing arts and created job opportunities for hundreds of dancers and dance teachers.
Shiamak was honored with a doctorate by the Middlesex University, UK for his contribution in the field of dance education, entertainment and performing arts.
Creating professional dancers since 1987
With the motto Have Feet. Will Dance. ™, The Shiamak Dance Movement is the largest in the world and has reached out to over a million dance enthusiasts across India, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America. With classes throughout the year, and a strong foundation in Jazz, SHIAMAK faculty teach Bollywood Jazz™, Hip Hop, Jazz and Shiamak Style Contemporary dance and train students in the finer aspects of performing arts. From 4 to 84 years of age, all students perform on stage at the Summer Funk™, Spring Funk, Autumn Funk and Winter Funk shows which are professionally organized to give them a great performing arts experience, build their confidence and help them overcome stage fright.
Shiamak's One Year (OYP), JOY (Junior OYP) and Half Yearly (SHP) Certification programs give an opportunity to serious dance enthusiasts who wish to become future dance professionals. The students of the OYP stage their Shiamak Style graduation show, that have now become India’s most looked forward to contemporary performances each year. Trained personally by Shiamak Davar himself, most of the OYP graduates immediately find work in the performing arts industry.
Through the Shiamak Dance Education (SDE) Program in schools, SHIAMAK reaches out to children and the youth with a specially designed dance syllabus. From kindergarten to high school, the program is taught in the school premises, as a part of the regular school curriculum, or as an after-school program.
The recently launched Dance for Kids program extends creative dance movement to toddlers between ages two to four years.
Shiamak's art of powerful storytelling through the medium of song and dance has enabled him to create masterpieces that uplift the spirit and leave a lasting impression on the mind. He makes music visible through innovative dance movement, colorful costumes, majestic properties and set design.
Shiamak revolutionized choreography in Bollywood, received the prestigious National Award for choreography for the film Dil Toh Pagal Hai and created benchmarks with blockbusters including Taal, Kisna, I See You, Yuvraaj, Dhoom 2, Taare Zameen Par, Rab Ne Bana De Jodi, Game, Finding Fanny, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Jagga Jasoos. With Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Shiamak’s choreography reached international shores.
From global sports events like the Commonwealth Games (Melbourne, 2006) to world tours like The Unforgettable Tour with the Bachchans and many other Bollywood super stars; from Bollywood awards shows like IIFA Awards to Hollywood films like Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol; from being a celebrity judge on television dance reality shows like Jhalak Dikhla Ja (Dancing with the Stars) to choreographing songs for Bollywood feature films, Shiamak and his amazing Dance Company have left an indelible mark with every project. Shiamak’s own productions like I BELIEVE and Selcouth have set a very high benchmark for musical theatre in India.
With the Shiamak Davar Dance Company as his paint and brushes, and the world as his canvas, Shiamak continues to design breath taking entertainment year after year.
Shiamak Davar and The Shiamak Davar Dance Company are based in Mumbai, India.
The SHIAMAK Dance Teams are available out of Vancouver, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Midlands, New York and Dubai.
Shiamak’s VICTORY ARTS FOUNDATION was founded in India (2004) and Canada (2009) to make dance available across age, gender and ability. VICTORY endeavors to use the power of dance as a therapeutic medium to bring joy to individuals with special needs.
Through its various programs, VICTORY has made dance accessible and made people understand its power to educate, entertain, empower, enlighten and enable. VICTORY has touched the lives of more than 25000 individuals at over 350 NGOs (not-for-profit organizations).
DANCE AS THERAPY classes bring the power of dance to people with special needs. The program has shown significant improvements in their motor performance, reduced stress, anxiety and depression levels, helped them with pain management and body image, improved their self-esteem, self-expression, emotional stability and overall sense of well-being.
DANCE FOR GOOD is an innovative, viral volunteering program, which spreads joy through the power of dance performance. Volunteer dancers (SHIAMAK Instructors, Shiamak Dance Teams, and / or student groups) put on inspiring and entertaining performances for people in senior centres, hospitals and not-for-profit organizations to put smiles on their faces and bring happiness into their lives thereby proving to be therapeutic.
The VICTORY Dance Team program addresses the psycho-social, physical, logistical and financial barriers which are faced by the ones with special needs and underprivileged individuals so that they can reach their goals in dance. As members of the VICTORY Dance Team, talented individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are provided the training, performance platforms and opportunities to make a career out of dancing to support their ongoing livelihood.
The SHIAMAK Group endeavours to spread the essence and culture of Modern India across the world, while bringing a flavor of International dance to India.
With dance as our language, spirit as our instrument and soul as our essence, the SHIAMAK Group will continue to share the joy of dance across the world!
Shiamak choreographed a piece, performed by the Shiamak Davar Dance Company, for Hollywood blockbuster Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol starring Tom Cruise, which was shot in Dubai (2011).
Shiamak and his CEO, Glen D’Mello choreographed and designed the songs for Jaan-e-Jigar the resident Bollywood mega musical which continues to entertain audiences at the Raj Mahal in Bollywood Parks, Dubai since December 2016.
SHIAMAK Dubai dance classes run throughout the year at multiple locations for Kids (4 to 6 years), Juniors (7 to 11 years) and Adults (12 years onwards) providing training in various dance styles by Shiamak’s expert faculty.
The SHIAMAK Dubai Dance Team consists of semi-professional dancers based in Dubai, led by SHIAMAK’s professional instructors and choreographers.
SHIAMAK Dubai is now brought to you by Ovation International, an exciting start-up by industry veterans, built with the mission to promote arts, media and entertainment in the UAE.