Jeya Raveendran is a versatile dancer and choreographer, known predominantly for his South Indian Gaana style. He gained recognition through choreographing for Universities and Charity Dance shows across London. His popularity grew further with his involvement with several large dance productions, including ‘Dhamaka 2012’ at the O2 arena, with the popular dance troupe ‘Bollyflex.’
He has been dancing since a young age, trained in various styles and is currently the founder and choreographer of the ‘Got to Dance’ dance troupe stars, Gaana Rajas.
The passion for the beats of Gaana, which was self-taught, took him to the live semi-finals on SKY 1’s renowned dancing competition ‘Got to Dance’. Here, his ‘immense choreography and immense transitions’ were praised by the judges. Achievements of his include:
– The first Tamilian artiste to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2014 in Norway, celebrating the laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malaya Yousafzai
– Completion of a full certified course at Urban Dance Camp
– Choreographing and performing at the Star Vijay n (Vijay Television) held at the O2 arena in London, receiving congratulations from Vikram, anchors DD and Gopinath.
– Judging for several dance & talent shows across the UK
– Co-producing ‘Nadana Rajas’ 2015, a televised dance competition aired globally on IBC Tamil TV. Judging alongside South Indian stars Gayathri Raghuram & Nagendra Prasad (Prabhudevas’ brother)
– Lead dancer for ‘Papparapaam,’ an upcoming South Indian Tamil movie which will be released this year
– Leading the dance group ‘Gaana Rajas’ on the British televised reality show, ‘Got to dance’ on SKY TV. This Introduced Tamil folk style to the British audience for the first time
– Choreographing for Afro beats & Bollywood music videos including Arjun’s ‘Excuse me Girl’ feat. Gaana Rajas which has crossed over 13 million views
Jeya has been teaching and choreographing for over 9 years and not only loves to dance but is keen to inspire and encourage others to do so; teaching Gaana locally in London through his academy, the Jeya Raveendran Dance Academy (JRDA) and internationally.