WHO ARE WE
EXODUS ARTISTRY is a fresh, new, professional Indian based dance company that strives to incorporate and fuse various artistic elements from Eastern and Western cultures respectively. Consisting of highly talented, versatile & professional dancers, we continuously look to push the boundaries of dance and creativity. EXODUS ARTISTRY is a professional Indian-American dance company that strives to incorporate various artistic elements from Eastern and Western cultures respectively. Founded by Rohit Gijare, a Dance India Dance Finalist, Exodus Artistry has garnered a following nationally & globally. They have been featured/worked with some of the biggest names & companies such as Terence Lewis, NBA, BuzzFeed, Spotify, CitiBank, JetBlue much more. Exodus dancers are also currently on-tour with Bollywood Boulevard, a musical, dance production that is touring Nationwide. In addition, Exodus Artistry offers a year round dance curriculum for students of all ages and dance levels in New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania.
THE MEANING BEHIND EXODUS
In its literal sense, an exodus is “a mass movement or departure of people.” We embody this as an enigmatic movement. A performer utilizes dance, music to release inner emotions and personalities. In turn, he or she transmits these feelings to the audience, creating a unique connection and realm, in which both artist and spectator are immeresed in. EXODUS ARTISTRY is the movement or depature from reality through art.
BRIDGING CULTURES TOGETHER THROUGH DANCE
As artists and individuals who come from a different dance & cultural backgrounds, our mission is to showcase the richness and beauty of South Asian dance forms while seamlessly amalgamating the essence of Western dance cultures. Our goal is to continuously break past the norms and create unique, creative work that brings about new perspectives and vision. We hold ourselves to the highest standard and our mission is to always deliver the utmost professional experience.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Rohit Gijare is a reputable, emerging choreographer and dancer based in the New York/New Jersey area. Rohit has performed on a variety of international platforms, spanning the United States and abroad. His grace and versatility have made him a sought-after performer, with a charisma and energetic stage presence that has mesmerized audiences and critics alike. As a choreographer, Rohit’s unique style draws from his vast range of experience in both traditional and modern dance forms. As a disciple of renowned Kathak dancer, Guru Archana Joglekar, he has developed both strength and grace which form the foundation of the classical Indian dance form. Rohit combines this classical background with his traditional Indian folk dance experience, while adding influences from modern western choreography to produce a unique style of choreography all his own.
Rohit’s choreography and vision has produced numerous award-winning live performances and has been presented at a number of high-profile events and exhibitions. As one of the main choreographers for AATMA Performing Arts, he has both contributed choreography as well as performed as a part of “Mystic India: The World Tour”, an international Bollywood show manifesting the magic of Indian culture through dance for international audiences in Canada, Switzerland, South Africa, China, Bahrain, New York, Los Angeles and much more. Rohit has also taken the stage with “Mystic India” as the opening act for American Idol-winner and Grammy Award-winning singer Carrie Underwood in Las Vegas, NV. Rohit contributed as a Co-Choreographer for the Star TV Plus performance, Just Dance Live, an event showcasing some of the popular show’s Top 10 contestants to television audiences in the US and in India. Rohit's proudest achievement was when he selected into the TOP 20 from nearly 20,000 entries and was ultimately crowned the 2ND RUNNER UP for DANCE INDIA DANCE NORTH AMERICA 2015.
Rohit has collaborated and trained with many highly-respected professionals in the industry, choreographing and performing alongside legendary music producers Vishal-Shekhar. He has also learned from iconic Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan and Dance India Dance Judge, Terence Lewis. As one of the selected finalists of Shiamak Davar's Dance Competition, Rohit has worked with Shiamak Davar & The Shiamak Davar Dance Company and performed at The International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) IN 2014. He has also first ever Bollywood dance workshops at the presitigous Williamstown Theater Festival where many current Hollywood actors such as Justin Long, Renee Fleming, Sam Rockwell and many more perform annually. Rohit’s diverse range of experience has come to define him as a dancer and choreographer. He is revered for his meticulous attention to detail, fresh eye for choreography and production.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR OF CHOREOGRAPHY
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
Roopa Viroopa (Beauty and the Beast)
The Manhattan Project 3.0
SONY Entertainment Philadelphia Phillies
Just Dance Live
Buckeye Mela, Nachte Raho, Aa Dekhen Zara
Notable Performances: Unforgettables Tour 2008, Arjun's Backup Dancer
NJPAC, NBA 76ers Halftime Show, A2Dhoom, TMP 4.0-5.0, Midwest Dhamaka, Niagara Falls
FOGANA, Regional/National Dance Competitions, Infusion
Lincoln Center, Disney World, Metlife Stadium, Devi Sri Prasad, Arjun, MSG (Prime Minister Narinder Modi), Oprah's "Life You Want Tour"
Danza in Fiera
Bollywod America (Aluminati)
Warwick Castle and Island Gardens
NYU Skirball Centre
Shivani is a versatile dancer and enjoys choreographing and dancing to pieces ranging from Kathak fusion, Indian contemporary, Street Stilettos.