mother, a wife and a teacher, Sheila began her career, as a
classical dancer of the beautiful and ancient artform,
Bharatanatyam, much later in life. She spent several years,
in Bangalore, India, training extensively under the guidance of
her Guru Padmini Ravi. Sheila has set high standards for herself,
her school and her students. With commitment and dedication, she
strives to support her students to achieve their best in the
present and in the future. Sheila completed her first
arrangetram in India, in 1997 and again, in Canada, in 1998.
During her years in India while she was pursuing Bharatanatyam,
Sheila received training and guidance in music from Shyamla Bhave.
has been an active dancer and singer most of her life and she has
had many different experiences throughout her career. She
has performed annually in cultural and folk festivals, in many
garba competitions and in various charities. Sheila has performed
in Milwakee USA in front of 10,000 people. She also
choreographed for Pardesh (a Bollywood movie). In 1997,
Sheila played a part in a TV series called Breaker High as a
dancer. In 2000, she was involved in a classical fusion production
called Ananya. In 2002, she co-produced Rhythms of the
Night. She has performed for an RCMP Conference
as well as at Microsoft Conventions in both Vancouver and Toronto.
Over the years, Sheila has conducted many workshops in New
Zealand, USA and Canada.