As one of Los Angeles’ experienced and in demand Bollywood and Jazz Funk teachers and choreographers, Kavita Rao produces distinctive contemporary dance styles. Internationally and regional renowned for her choreography and teaching abilities, she conjures out of her world travels characteristics of eastern and western dance. She has been featured in numerous lives shows, music videos, films, commercials and television shows. Some dance credits include: America’s Got Talent, IIFA 2011 (Indian International Film Awards), Showtime's Live Nude Comedy, CBS's The Doctors, Bravo's Date my-Ex, India Calling at the Hollywood Bowl, Toshiba commercials, Old School Party at Vegas Hilton, multitude of performances at Carnival - Choreographer's Ball, Armenchik Live and AMA's at Nokia Theater, 60th Anniversary for Israel at Paramount Studios.
After spending time over seas sharing and spreading her influence and craft in the Middle East, her work recently won and garnered choreographic awards throughout the region. She also obtained rave reviews for her work in “Beyond,” a cabaret show running in Los Angeles. Nationally her solo choreography has gained numerous awards. She recently created artistic works in Guam, Isreal, Los Angeles and Kansas as well as numerous teaching workshops. She recently choreographed music videos for Indian Artists Kamal Khan and Ishmeet Narula.
Along with teaching and choreographing, Kavita directs and owns two dance/entertainment companies: Flirt an all-female group and Karmagraphy a Bollywood fusion company. Most recently she was the US judge for India’s most prestigious dance show “Just Dance,” with Bollywood super star Hrithik Roshan. She has judged numerous national Bollywood competitions, including Jhoomti Sham and Bollywood America. Karmagraphy recently choreographed and danced for clients such as IFFLA (Indian Film Festival LA), Disney/Pixar, Dreamworks, Kaiser Permanente, Gita Anjali Diamonds, INDUS, TIE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), Black Book Magazine, South Asian Bar Association, Arpen Global Charities, and SDM Cancer Relief Fund. In addition to her Bollywood work, she also teaches western styles and her choreography has been featured in commercials, videos and live shows. Rao is also the resident choreographer for the commercial production company Contagious and she currently teaches at Millennium Dance Complex, Dance Dimensions and International Dance Academy Hollywood — and all throughout southern California.
Kavita, an emergent and dedicated actress, has had co-starring roles and guest appearances in both television and film. Some of her most notable credits include: My Faraway Bride, Posey, The Whisperers, The Pink Conspiracy and The Understudy.
In addition to her performing and choreographing, Kavita finds time to put her passion to work to give back, producing 2 very big galas a year: Art4Life and Passion 4 Dance, both which raise money for cancer research.