Bombay Gymkhana magazine Black & Gold. Nov 2012 vol 3 issue 5
Interview of Swetha Jairam on Zumba Dance Fitness Style by Aaron Rodrigues @ Bombay Gymkhana Club
I have been taking Professional Zumba Fitness Classes since 2010, prior to which I was a Professional Bharatnatyam Dancer. After all the years I dedicated to my own personal athletic achievements, the progression to fitness training was very natural. Along with college, I have collected some of the best recognized certifications in the Fitness World. I have well over 24 years of experience as a Professional Bharatnatyam Dancer, 2+ years in Zumba Fitness Training, and countless success stories.In fact, I am the First Authentic Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor in Mumbai.
Academically i have done my Graduation in Life Sciences and Biochemistry and my Masters in Psychology, and started my fitness career in the year 2008 as a Weight Loss Counselor and Life Style Coach working with a team of professionals on lifestyle shifts and behavior modification to aid weight loss and methods of keeping the lost weight out permanently. I have been passionate about dance since childhood and I am a Professional Bharatnatyam Dancer and learnt the art under the guidance of Guru “Shree Kalyanasundaram” from the age of 4. Since then my passion for fitness and love for dance never seemed to take a back seat. Since the year 2010, I have been actively taking Zumba Fitness classes in 3 locations in Mumbai and there has been no turning back since then.
Choreography is a product of personal expression.
Swetha Jairam is an Indian Classical Dancer and has her roots in western forms of dance as well. She is well known for choreography of Weddings, events, Sangeet, and various corporate shows. She is also one of the first ever authentic Zumba Fitness Instructors to bring Zumba Fitness to Mumbai.
Swetha has had a formal training in Bharatnatyam since the tender age of four. From a young age, she was exposed to Indian classical, folk dances and western style of dances.
Swetha is not only a dance artist but also a choreographer, performer and teacher engaged in the exploration and evolution of Bharata Natyam and Contemporary Indian dance and western dance forms. Her training includes 22 years of Bharata Natyam experience under the tutelage of her mentor Guru Kalyanasundaram and over 10 years training in Western and modern dance forms. She performed her Arangetram /solo dance debut in 1999. She began choreographing in both traditional and contemporary genres.
by Swetha Jairam (Courtesy: http://swethajairam.zumba.com/bombay-gymkhana-review)