Dilshad Patel is a dancer, instructor, therapist and wellness consultant. At age five, she began 12 years of education in the classical Indian dance form, Bharat Natyam. Dilshad then trained and taught at Shiamak Davar’s Institute for the Performing Arts, one of India’s foremost dance companies. Over seven years, she trained in and taught specialised styles of dance to people from varied backgrounds. While teaching children and adults with disabilities, terminally ill individuals and juvenile delinquents, Dilshad learned about the challenges and rewards of counselling those with special needs.
To help others achieve their wellness goals through dance, movement and fitness, Dilshad moved to New York to pursue her education in the field of dance and movement therapy, at the Harkness Dance Centre. She has returned to Mumbai to share her passion for dance and wellness.