LA’s leading Bollywood choreographer, Rao, combines styles to give students a versatile and educational dance experience. What makes Rao unique is her approach to sharing the knowledge she has gained through her professional dance career, PR career, and also from owning and running her own dance entertainment business.
Karmagraphy’s director/ owner, 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. 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. Her work can be seen in episodes of “Tribeca” airing fall 2015 on TBS. Rao is one of the most recent additions to the faculty of The Relativity School in LA. She has judged many national Bollywood competitions, including Just Dance (India’s SYTYCD), Jhoomti Sham and Bollywood America. She created artistic works in Guam, Israel, Los Angeles and across the US. Choreographing for multiple artists, Rao has a list of music videos to her credit. She is also the resident choreographer for the commercial production company Contagious and some 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.
As the Artistic Director of Karmagraphy, she recently choreographed and danced for clients such as 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. Co-creator of Bollywood Rise, a full-length dance spectacular featuring interdisciplinary performance arts and high scale production, Rao pushes the envelope when creating live
stage shows. Bollywood Rise has been picked up by About Entertainment and is looking forward to a busy touring season. Rao also obtained rave reviews for her work in “Beyond,” a cabaret show that had a residency in Los Angeles.” Her new work “Incarnations of a Goddess” is the creation of a new genre – Bollywood cabaret.