I grew up in New Delhi, India, and was expected to be an excellent student, have a successful career, and start a family. This is what it would take to be considered “acceptable” and “successful”. Yet there was a rebellious side to me that wouldn’t listen, acted aloof, and avoided connecting with others. As a youth, I was withdrawn and apathetic until at twenty years old, I took my first dance class. There was something in dancing which felt very comfortable and like home to me. The art form piqued my curiosity and made me move to New York, where I trained with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on a full scholarship. Since then I have been a professional dance artist and performed with many dance companies around the world.