Originally from the Bay Area, Joya is a Los Angeles-based Choreographer and Dancer most notably known for her credits which include Disney, DreamWorks Studios,the Official 2013 Grammy After-Party hosted by E!,Germany’s Next Top Model, the Pre-Broadway musical-“BollyDoll” (Choreographer & Principal), music video “Hands Up” ft. Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan (Featured),”Mystic India – The World Tour” (Dance Captain), and the Barack Obama Inaugural Ball (Choreographer). Joya often takes time away from the stage to teach Bollywood Technique and Theory for prestigious institutions such as Stanford University and, of course, Choreography Pros! Quoted to be one of the “top collegiate Bollywood-Hindi Film Dance Leads of all time” and a two-time “Best Female Dancer” winner, her work has been featured in Bollywood films, tours, and concerts.
Joya double majored in Political Science and Theatre & Dance with a minor in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis in the Study of Choreography and Production Management. She has classically trained in seven styles of Indian Classical Dance for over 20 years.