About Us

On 8 Dance Company was founded in the year 2010 by Sagar Girme and Nupur Gandhekar in Bangalore. This dance company is their route to combining various performing arts to create entertainment that is unique and enthralling.

They have represented India at The Asian Open Salsa Championship in the Amateur Division in Hong Kong in the year 2009. In addition to that, they have also performed with current Australian Salsa Classic Champions, Modus Vivendi in the September of 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Sagar and Nupur have also been trained in various styles like Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Contemporary and Hip Hop by world renowned instructors like Jaime Jesus, Edie the Salsa Freak, Nestor Manuelin, Katrina Quintal, Little Liz, Lidia McMahon and many more. They were also among the top 30 in the popular Indian dance reality show, Dance India Dance.

On 8 Incorporation is an extension of their vision to make dance and fitness a part of as many lives as possible. Equipped with a beautiful studio in the city's most prime location, ON 8 Inc gives everyone an opportunity to be healthy and happy. We have the most exclusive dance and fitness packages that will leave you spoilt for choices. Join the family!

INSTRUCTORS

The team of instructors at On 8 Dance Company form the cream of the dance and fitness industry. All our instructors have explored their skills under international trainers before entering the arena of teaching and training. They continue to train and learn under the masters in their respective fields to make sure that students get nothing less than the best!

Sagar Girme

From the first glance, you will know that he is our main fitness guy! And the best part is that he can dance too! Sagar is trained under some of the best instructors from across the globe including Nestor Manuelin, Jaime Jesus, Little Liz Lidia Mc. Mahon, Katrina Quintal, Edie the salsa freak and many more.

Look out for: The highest level of patience EVER! He will make sure that you get your moves right!

Career Highlights:

  • Co founder of On 8 Incorporation
  • Received a Salsa Instructor’s Certificate from Edie the Salsa Freak
  • Certified Zumba Fitness and Jukari Fitness Trainer
  • Trained by some of the finest trainers globally
  • Performed at the Latin Dance Australia Ball with World Champions, Modus Vivendi
  • Performed and Conducted Workshops at the Sydney International Bachata Festival
  • Performed at the Hong Kong Salsa Festival
  • Conceived and performed “Elan”, a massive 22 day long dance and theatre production which was showcased in 18 cities, in the aid of female foeticide

Nupur Gandhekar

She is the centre of drama at On8, in a good way. A staunch believer of dance as a medium of expression and communication, she loves the idea of combining dance and theatre. Nupur specialises in Latin dancing for which she has received training under instructors like Katrina Quintal, Lidia Mc. Mahon, Jaime Jesus, Nestor Manuelin, Serena Reneda and many more.

Look out for: An obsession with pointed feet. No one leaves her class without look more graceful each day!

Career Highlights:

  • Co founder of On 8 Incorporation
  • Trained by some of the finest instructors globally
  • Certified Zumba Fitness and Jukari Fitness Trainer
  • Performed at the Latin Dance Australia Ball with World Champions, Modus Vivendi
  • Performed and Conducted Workshops at the Sydney International Bachata Festival
  • Performed at the Hong Kong Salsa Festival
  • Conceived and performed “Elan”, a massive 22 day long dance and theatre production which was showcased in 18 cities, in the aid of female foeticide

Priyanka Kirad

Complete dedication to her art and skills makes Priyanka stand out in every class. She will work with you to help you grow and learn everything that she has to offer. She is arguably one of the finest teachers in this industry.

Look out for:Great passion towards the arts and of course, total sincerity towards each student.

Career Highlights:

  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor
  • Trained in Cha Cha, Samba, Bachata and Samba from Latin Dance Australia
  • Trained in Kathak for 5 years
  • Trained in International Ballroom, Standard and Latin under Mrs. Ewa Maria Cherukuru

Kirtan Bangera

We hardly ever see this guy walk on his feet! You can call him an obsessive Bboy and a skilled one at that! Kirtan can add some swag to your dancing with some of the coolest hip hop moves. And, if you are someone who loves to show off on the dance floor, he has several Bboying tricks and moves up his sleeve.

Look out for: Springs on his hand, feet and all over his body! A class with him is undoubtedly fun and watching him dance is surely motivating!

Career Highlights:

  • Dancer for Bollywood Blockbuster, “3 Idiots”
  • Conducted Promo activities for Bollywood film, “Grand Masti”
  • Runner Up at the CTC corporate talent championship
  • Won several awards for his group performances
  • Performed for various brands like PC Jewellers, The Grand Hyatt and Taj Ends Hotel

Nitya Lakhianni

Nitya is one of the most sought after Zumba Fitness instructors in the city. It is her energy and her creative choreography that makes people flock into her classes. There is never a dull moment in Nitya’s Zumba Fitness sessions.

Look out for: Several giggles and of course, well spent calories!

Career Highlights:

  • Licensed Zumba Fitness Trainer
  • Worked as a Bollywood Instructor for a reputed dance academy
  • Trained Salsa and Bachata Dancer
  • Currently associated with several fitness clubs and corporates