Capturing the spirit, artistry, and history of India’s most well-recognized film industry, Bollywood Boulevard leads you from the birth of Hindi cinema to present day with music- and dance-filled performances that delight audiences from India, the U.S., and beyond. From classics of the black-and-white era and timeless songs of the Golden Era to the foot-tapping blockbusters of today, Bollywood Boulevard has it all.





Inspired by the music of R.D. Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, and A.R. Rahman, the dance moves of superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, and romance as captured by Raj Kapoor and Yash Raj Chopra, experience Bollywood as never before. Escape to grand palaces and mustard fields and dance clubs. Lose yourself in a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of billions across the world over the generations.

The Creative Team

Heena Patel

Heena Patel

Executive Producer, Artistic Director

Heena grew up performing and choreographing Indian folk and Bollywood dances in Toronto and led several Indian dance organizations before training in Indian classical music. Today, Heena is a cultural strategist and South Asian performing arts specialist living in the US and India—- curating, creating, producing, and supporting South Asian performing arts events through her companies MELA Arts Connect.

Rushi Vakil

Rushi Vakil

Executive Producer, Music Director

Rushi brings together Indian classical music with global sounds through Aaditaal Music Project. A composer and producer of original music for live shows, films, ads, and dance, his latest credits include the hit feature film Shubharamabh, India’s biggest animation film Kid Krrish, and the award-winning short film Bhinti Maage.

Rohit Gijare

Rohit Gijare

Choreographer, Dancer

Rohit is a New Jersey native who brings together Indian classical and folk dance forms with modern western dance vocabulary. His latest credits include the National Basketball Association’s 2018 Halftime Show, Star TV Plus' Just Dance Live (co-choreographer), So You Think You Can Dance (assistant choreographer), Mystic India: The World Tour (choreographer/dancer), and Dance India Dance North America (2nd Runner Up).

 

The Company

Dancers Aaliya Islam, Anjali Mehta, Bhumit Patel, Jeremy Davidson, Kushaal Mehta, Manav Gulati, Mithun Thoppil, Navya Reddy Sane, Proma Khosla, Rhea Ghosh, Sean Kulsum, Shruthi Harve
Bass Leo Smith
Drumkit Varun Das
Guitar Niranjan Nayar
Keyboard David Zheng
Percussion Sanjoy Karmakar
Violin Julia Meynert
Vocals Aimee George, Dhaval Kamdar, Kashyap Jani, Meghna Rajaram

The performance for the Share and Care Annual Gala features guest dancers:
Maithili Patel
Aria Dandawate