About Us

InspirAsian Dance are the leading professionals in Bollywood Dance in the South-West.

 Charlotte Richards formed InspirAsian Dance in Bristol in 2006

"With Bollywood Dance as a recognised dance form in the UK, we feel that it is not just a fun form of entertainment, but a powerful tool for developing understanding of diverse cultures, especially in Cornwall.
"InspirAsian Dance draw on Asian Dance Styles such as Bollywood, Kathak and Bhangra as the core strands. Our choreographic style also derives from our training in Contemporary, Street, Arabic and Ballet. This enables us to bridge the gap between cultures with a subtlety that is perfect for Cornwall and the South West."
 Charlotte has had workshops from several Kathak greats; Firstly Shila Mehta, Guruji Pratap Pawaar & Guruji Pandit Birju Maharaj. Nikita Thakrar who formed DNC in London in 2005 has introduced and cultivated a long love of learning Kathak.  In 2005 & 2006 she worked in London with leading UK Bollywood dancers Nikita Thakrar & Karan Pangali of KSpark entertainment.
 
 Holder of a BA Hons in Dance & Related Arts and PGCE, Hatha Yoga Teacher Diploma, ISTD Grade 3 in Kathak, Charlotte is also trained in Early Years Education.
  Also a professional Henna Artist, Yoga and Hula-Hoop Instructor; adding diversity to services offered for events and well-being.
 Employed at Truro College as a Part Time Lecturer of Dance, Charlotte is also a Hot Yoga teacher at Breathe Health & Fitness Studio, based in the heart of Truro's city centre.


Our Performers:

Katie, Hanna, Kayleigh, Lisa, Kate, Claire & Charlotte