Shiamak Davar ‘ is an Indian dancer specializing in jazz-ballet and choreographer. He has choreographed many Bollywood movies like Dil to Pagal Hai,Taal, Kisna, Bunty Aur Babli, I See you the latest being Dhoom 2 he’s also done two songs for Aamir Khan’s directoral debut- TAARE ZAMEEN PAR which is due for release (incidentially, the movie stars Darsheel Safary, the child in the leading role who is a product of SDIPA ). He also choreographed many stage shows and Indian Movie Awards Nites like IIFA, Stardust, Filmfare Awards and represented India at world events including the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006, Indo-Japan Friendship Year 2007 innaugural event in Tokyo and Indian Economic Forum in Rome, Italy.
Shiamak is also a gifted singer and has performed with the legendary singer and song writer Sting. His Hindi-pop album “Mohabbat Karle” sold more than 1.2 million copies in India alone. Shiamak also won the best music video award for Dil Chahe which he directed, designed and choreographed.
Shiamak established his own school of dancing in 1992, Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA), which is very famous in India and is responsible for bringing out some of the best talents in the country. Originally with two centres in Mumbai, today there are branches in all the major Indian cities, including Delhi, Bangalore, Pune,Chandigarh, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow. He has also established schools in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.
SDIPA is primarily known for teaching Jazz , Afro-Jazz ,and also Shiamak’s Indo Jazz Dance Movement, Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz.
At the end of the summer and winter workshops conducted by SDIPA, the students perform at the Summer Funk and Winter Funk Show.
SDIPA’s motto is “Have feet will dance”.
He also judges a dance show called JHALAK DIKHLAJA (indian version of DANCING WITH THE STARS ) which is currently aired on Sony Entertainment Television.