- PMT Dance Company
PMT Dance Company, founded by Pavan M. Thimmaiah, is a New York City based dance company that incorporates a storyline into elements of Hip Hop, Funk, and Jazz dance. It was formed as an extension of the PMT Seasonal Showcase Company, a critically reviewed New York based company the produces 16 shows a year. It has performed both locally and on international venues, including the International Bollywood Movie Awards and in concert with various recording artists. [http://www.pmthouseofdance.com/PMT_dance_company.htm]
PMT Dance Company has performed at various venues, including a number of collegiate events and showcases at
New York University, the Sensing Peace Documentary Gala and the International Dance Festival where Pavan Thimmaiah was a featured choreographer in a night honoring male choreographers entitled "Men at Work." In July of 2006, PMT Dance Company was chosen to perform in Toronto at the Canadian National Exhibition.
PMT Dance Company also headlined and opened the 2003 Bollywood Movie Awards after being discovered at a PMT Seasonal Showcase production. The performance was broadcast worldwide, and was a stepping stone for the young company at the time. [http://www.pmtseasonalshowcases.org/mission.htm]
PMT Dance Company recently completed a run of their first feature length production called "Struck..." "Struck..." was a collaborative effort which featured a culmination of work by Pavan Thimmaiah as well as the choreography of Jed Forman, Yesid Lopez and Alan Watson.
* Pavan Thimmaiah - Artistic Director
* Joshua Adams
* Marie Davis
* Karina Davis
* Kambi Gathesha
* Alan Watson
About the Founder
In 2001, in addition to founding what is now known as the PMT Seasonal Showcase Company, Pavan also founded PMT Dance Studio, a NewYork City based dance studio, which offers a diverse range of dance classes ranging from Hip Hop and Break Dancing to Modern and Jazz, rehearsal space, and performance opportunities to professionals and students alike. Since that time, Pavan hasbeen featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and has headed dance seminars across the east coast. He has performed and choreographed for anumber of venues and events, including the Bollywood International Movie Awards 2003, the International Dance Festival (2006), Canadian NationalExposition,
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and MTV. Pavan has choreographed for the Miss America State Pageants while performing in shows andconcerts with the likes of Apache Indian and Sean Paul. Currently, Pavan is choreographing for new artists from various record labels, including Stefani Vara and the XYZ Affair. Pavan is also featured in the "Break Dancing Made Simple" video series while being in production for “Breakin’ 101” and “Hip Hop Dance 101” video series.
Pavan’s teaching credits include Peridance, Ballet Arts and theWadleigh School for the Performing Arts (as a faculty member) as well as the
School of American Balletas a guest teacher. Pavan continues to teach andexpand the Hip Hop dance curriculum at NYU, Long Island Universityand PMT Dance Studio.
- [http://www.pmthouseofdance.com PMT Home]
- [http://www.pmthouseofdance.com/PMT_dance_company.htm PMT Dance Company Description]
- [http://www.pmtseasonalshowcases.org/ PMT Seasonal Showcases]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/11/arts/dance/11wdance.html New York Times Dance Listings]
* cite news
last = Dale
first = Madeleine L.
title = Pavan Thimmaiah - Thrill of Love Review
work = Attitude Dance Magazine
pages = 35 Vol. 20 No. 4
date = Winter 2007
url = http://www.pmthouseofdance.com/attitude_review_pmt.htm
* cite web
last = Ho
first = Yun-Xian
title = It Is Just Minutes From Show-time
work = Generasian at NYU
date = 2001-11-17
url = http://www.nyu.edu/clubs/generasian/fall01/Reviews/Dance/pmt_dance1.htm
* cite news
title = PMT House of Dance - Front Page Feature
work = Washington Square News
date = May 2003
url = http://www.pmthouseofdance.com/WSN_article_(text_only).htm
* cite web
last = Sirpal
first = Priyanka
title = Pavan's House Of Dance
work = DesiClub Culture Features
year = 2004
url = http://www.desiclub.com/community/culture/culture_article.cfm?id=185
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