We are a multi-cultural festival showcasing different Art forms in our festival, and support local artists within the Lower Mainland. Interested in joining our festival e-mail info@diwalifest.ca

Amika Kushwaha and Cassius Khan

Amika Kushwaha is an award winning Kathak dancer who has learned from some of the finest masters of Kathak in New Delhi, India. She has brought together an amazing collaboration with acclaimed musicians, the award winning and globally renowned “Ghazal/Tabla Wizard” Cassius Khan, and the dynamic Sitar Maestro Sharanjeet Singh...

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Shiamak Davar

Representing the biggest Bollywood Dance academy in the world, the SHIAMAK Dance Team in Vancouver consists of some of the brightest and most promising talented performers in the lower mainland. Handpicked by Shiamak Davar himself, they have made a mark with power packed performances at the Indian International Film Academy...

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Karen Pitkethly

As one of Canada’s professional flamenco dancers, Karen Pitkethly is the face of flamenco in Vancouver. This prolific dancer, choreographer, and teacher is a life-long dancer, extensively trained in ballet, contemporary, and flamenco dance. Her journey as a flamenco bailora brings her annually to Seville, Spain which allows Karen to...

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Karima Essa

Karima Essa is a local choreographer, Zumba dance and fitness instructor, And a Canadian Bollywood Star contestant. Karima Essa has been in the bollywood scene for many years, from admiring the passion to creating it on stage, this dynamic mix of movement, expression and music is what makes bollywood so...

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Jacky Essombe & Friends

Jacky Essombe is a “cultural liaison” between the African and the Western worlds. Originally from Cameroon, she grew up in Paris and now lives in Vancouver. She has toured in Canada, the United States and Europe with major recording artists and has appeared on television worldwide. The African Village Experience...

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DJ High Voltage

Jograj Randhawa, aka DJ High Voltage’s sound repertoire is a unique blend of sounds ranging from high-energy beats to chill and aesthetic tracks to fit any crowd or special occasion. It is his passion to enhance any space with sound along with a belief that there is an appropriate musical...

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Arno Kamolika

Arno Kamolika graduated from Jai Govinda Dance Academy in 2011 and since then has been an integral part of the Vancouver based Dance Company ‘Mandala Arts and Culture.’  Arno has been performing regularly in and around Vancouver showcasing Bharatanatyam.  In the past few years, she has performed at several events...

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Anisha

Anisha is a 12 year old budding artist. She has a passion for dance since childhood and started performing at age 7. Anisha is a regular performer in various cultural events of the Lower Mainland Bengali Cultural Society. She is well know and loved in her community.  Anisha learnt all...

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Elaina

Get Bent is dedicated to developing healthy dancers in mind, body and  spirit. Our mission is to overcome the negative stereotypes of  bellydancers, unhealthy body standards, and the sexual objectification  of women. Get Bent teaches dancers to love and respect their bodies  and promotes belly dance as a “respected &...

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Aashritha

Aashritha is a 16 year old who has been learning classical dance – bharatanatyam since 2006. She is a finalist of Miss Teenage Canada 2014-Toronto and represented  Southern British Columbia. She was recognised as a young achiever and was invited for a dinner with prime minister of India Mr. Narendra...

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Madona Ghosal

Madona Bhowmick Ghosal is a very well known classical dancer in every community around Vancouver. She started learning dance when she was 2.5 years old. She is trained in Indian classical, semi classical, creative and contemporary dance. She is Bisharadh in both Bharatnattyam and Kathak dance. She trained under legendary Guru...

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