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Namisha Balagopal

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and my first memory of dancing was going around the house dancing as care-free as possible to non-stop Hindi music. I started training in Kathak, a classical dance from North India, at 6 years old and traveled to Bangalore, India to train with Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen, and Nadam Dance Troupe.

Through my dance career, I've performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, ASHA, and was the inaugural dancer at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. In high school, I co-founded a dance studio, SuraChandam, and taught Bollywood, Contemporary and Kathak.


After college, I moved to the Bay area and wanted to make sure I continued to dance and also stay fit while maintaining a busy lifestyle. I became certified as BollyX instructor and continued to receive my AFAA certification, and I've never looked back!! BollyX has given me a new love of maintaining a fit-heathy lifestyle!

Through BollyX, I want to share my love for dance with others and show people to be a true Rockstar- you just need to have fun when you dance!

Namisha Balagopal instructs the following:
  • BollyX
  • BollyX is a high intensity Bollywood cardio workout. Move to the heart pumping beats of Bollywood, get ready to feel that muscle burn and unleash your inner swagger.