Rishi was a top 12 finalist in the international dance reality TV show, So you think you can dance - Ab India ki baari showcasing various dance styles like Tango, Jazz, Contemporary, Chhau, Urban, Freestyle and Bhangra winning the hearts of the audience and judges alike. In the year 2017, he was a part of reality shows like Jhalak Dikhlaja where he was training Karishma Tanna and also choreographed the Finale act for Terence Lewis in Nach Baliye.


Rishi has received extensive training in Contemporary and Mayurbhanj Chhau under the guidance of Master Santosh Nair while working as a Senior Company Artiste at Sadhya - A unit of performing arts. Like a true artist, he has been exploring and improvising, blending Chhau with Contemporary and touring around the globe to showcase this unique form of dance. He has also received extensive training in Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary from Ashley Lobo spanning a period of13 years. 

He has additionally trained in gymnastics and acrobatics from Kushan Agarwal and Hari Narayan. .


Currently Rishi is in Bombay and working in the Bollywood Industry. He has worked and assisted various choreographers like Vaibhavi Merchant, Shakti Mohan, Tushar Kalia, Kruti Mahesh, Rajit Dev and ArunChetan to name a few and worked on movies like Shamshera, Prithviraj and Bunty and Babli 2. 

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Rishi’s Indian Contemporary class primarily uses the kind of vocabulary he uses in his contemporary work. This class is a blend of Mayurbhanj chhau, floorwork, basics of Capoeira, gymnastics and flying low. The class starts with basic warm up and conditioning with an introduction to basics of Mayurbhanj Chhau followed by a few across the floor combinations involving Chhau and floorwork techniques. The class ends with routine and a cool down.


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