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Kavita Rao
Kavita Rao, Karmagraphy’s director/owner, produces distinctive contemporary dance styles. Internationally and regionally renowned for her choreography and teaching abilities, she conjures out of her world travels characteristics of eastern and western dance. Signed with one of LA's top dance agencies, MSA, Rao has been featured in numerous lives shows, music videos, films, commercials and television shows during her dance career. Her choreographic work can recently be seen in episodes of “Got Talent Israel,” "Angie Tribeca" on TBS, Youtube Red’s “Buddy System,”  WeTV's "David Tutera's Celebrations," Dancing with the Stars,” and “Tengo talento Mucho Talento”.  She is the choreographer for YouTube sensation Vidya Vox and has choreographed 4 of her most recent videos including “Tamil Born Killa,” “Diamonds,” “Minnale,” “Home,” and her 2017-2018 world tour “Kuthu Fire.”  Rao was also honored to be an associate choreographer for world-renowned designers Loubioton and Sabyasachi’s ”Deep Sleep for Beauty” launch. Asst. choreography projects, with famed choreographer Mary Ann Kellogg, completed and awaiting release NBC's "I Feel Bad" and a Netflix movie “Like Father,” starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer.  Rao is also creative Director for Esther Anaya, and the DJ duo of Atmsphre
 
Rao is a current faculty member of The Studio School in LA and had the privilege of creating her own curriculum as being the first to teach her course – “World Cultural dance ” in her specialty of the Indian Arts. A 7-year faculty member of Dupree Dance Convention, Rao was the first master instructor to bring Bollywood dance to the national convention circuit. Her choreography can be seen all over the US in the dance competition circuit.  Some master class credits include: Joffery Ballet, Dance and Dialouge, Dance Connection, Harvard Westlake as well as public and private schools all over the US. She has judged many national Bollywood competitions, including Just Dance (India’s SYTYCD), Jhoomti Sham, Bollywood America and Nachale Deewane. She created artistic works in Guam, Israel, India, Mauritius, S. Africa, Los Angeles and across the US. Choreographing for multiple artists, Rao has a long list of Indian and Western music videos to her credit.

She is also the resident choreographer for the commercial production company Contagious and some past and current studio residencies include Millennium Dance Complex, Dance Dimensions and International Dance Academy Hollywood — and master classes across the country. Along with teaching multiple dance styles, Rao uses her public relations and entrepreneurial background to teach a business for dancers class to help prepare young dancers for the industry.
 
Along with teaching and choreographing, Kavita directs and owns the dance entertainment company Karmagraphy, a full service entertainment and production company based in Los Angeles and New York.  As the Artistic Director of Karmagraphy, she produces work weekly to fit her client’s needs and exceed their expectations.
 
Recent clients include: IFFA (International Fashion Film Awards), International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), IFFLA (Indian Film Festival LA), Disney/Pixar, Dreamworks, Kaiser Permanente, Intuit, Gita Anjali Diamonds, GO Campaign, Pratham, INDUS, TIE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), South Asian Bar Association, Arpen Global Charities, and SDM Cancer Relief Fund, Chopra Foundation, Red Roof Inn, Morongo Casino and LA Fashion Week.
 
Creator of “AAJA, A tale of Karmic Destiny” and Co-creator of “Bollywood Rise”, both full-length dance/cirque spectaculars featuring interdisciplinary performance arts and high scale production, Rao pushes the envelope when creating live stage shows. Both shows are currently touring and obtained rave reviews from media outlets as KTLA, India West, India Journal, LA Times and more.  Rao has such a wide range of choreographic styles due to years of experience creating both live experiences and on camera work.  

 





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