MEET THE TEAM
Anoop Gurung (Founder and CEO)
The Founding Director of Fit Youth ANAC INDIA, Mr. Anoop Gurung is a name that’s held in high esteem in the field of physical education. With the sole aim of empowering India with superior fitness and health, he brings his years of training and education for the young generation. An Ambassador of Happy Dance and representative of ANAC, Mr. Gurung has judged international aerobic championships and led many delegations and conferences on aerobics and fitness. His expertise can be traced down to his foundations with Bachelors and Masters in Physical Education, and now being certified internationally in Fitness and Gymnastics. Students under his leadership have earned distinctions at both National and International Levels and retained the National Championship status since 2012; while some of the younger prodigies have bagged Bronze and Silver at the U14 Aero Dance Trios Category at the 26th ANAC international aerobic championship at San Diego. His passion for life goes beyond than just being a big name in the industry - he wants the youth of India to reach their true potential and take up the mantle of representing the country in its most powerful spirit and healthiest form.
Shikha Gurung (Co-Founder )
The Co-Founder Shikha Gurung, with more than a decade of experience and teachings, has always been an avid sportsperson, teacher, and coach in the field of Physical Education. With an impressive education background consisting of a Masters in Physical Education (LNIPE Gwalior), Shikha truly believes that challenges are what make an individual grow and overcome their fears. She strives to push the barriers of Physical Education in India to greater heights, ultimately taking the youth of India to international standards. Throughout the years of her experience in a wide range of schools like Birla Balika Vidhya Peeth Pilani, New Era public school, N.C. Jindal public school Punjabi Bagh, etc. has made her a leader in not only her field but has also empowered her several key attributes, some of which include Team Building, Event Management, and Guidance along with Counselling. She has a been National level Gymnast and Gold medallist in All India InterVarsity and School National Games. Needless to say, her reputation speaks through her works and her involvement with FIT YOUTH ANAC INDIA will only take the organization, along with the youth, to higher elevations.
Akash Monga(Director Business Development and Sales)
From Jazz to Hip-Hop, from Ballet to Contemporary, Akash Monga is fluent in many styles and is always up for a new challenge. Over the years of his training at Danceworx, he has been a successful Instructor and Choreographer and has had the pleasure of rubbing shoulders with acclaimed instructors like, Saroj Khan, Ashley Lobo and Yuko Harada. Akash Monga approaches every task as an opportunity to think out of the box, and tries to inspire the same creativity among his students. One of the most athletic performers of today, he has adorned the stages of Jhumroo and well-known theatrical acts among many others, over the years.
His philosophy of dance comes from his belief in strict discipline and perseverance – the two pillars of success for anything in life. An example that he demonstrates in every performance he puts up. As a teacher, he believes that daily fitness and the right nutrition are the two best tools for a proper education and a healthy lifestyle – a motto he lives up to, every day.
Nitika Bisht (Director Program and Execution)
She started dancing at the gentle age of 3 and ever since there was no looking back. For more than 15 years, she has adorned the stage with her wonderful performances and inspired others to reach there. Nitika Bisht is a dancer-instructor-choreographer whose expertise lies in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, contemporary, Bollywood and Freestyle. Her faith rests upon a method of teaching which doesn’t involve force feeding or fear. She feels that people, especially children, should have a very free and open environment to learn anything and everything. It’s an atmosphere of the perfect learning-teaching place which she strives to create anywhere she teaches. While she is an expert dance teacher, Nitika Bisht has never lost her yearn for learning – she continually keeps discovering and trains herself with new styles, moves and methods. It’s always her attempt to inculcate the same gusto in young students, so they can approach life with their best foot forward.
Mikhail and Maria Nazaryev (Curriculum Developer and Advisor)
Hailing from Russia, a country where gymnastics is recognized in its full glory, Mikail Nazaryev and Maria Nazaryev grace our team with their expertise and knowledge. As prolific figures in the field, they have been the USA National ANAC Gymnastics team coaches as well as team members for the Russian National Gymnastics. Mikhail Nazaryev and Maria Nazaryev are one of the most dominant figures in worldwide gymnastics and proves their mettle with a plethora of Gold and Bronze Medals under their belt - World Championships in Russia, Hungary, Austria and China, to name a few. Not just accolades, but their consistent passion in the field has only demonstrated growth - for them and their prodigies who have earned distinctions in the world of fitness. Through the years, they have made their place in the world of fitness as internationally acclaimed gymnasts and as mentors people can truly put their complete trust into.
Paulo Roberto dos Santos (Advisor)
Paulo Dos Santos is a name to be reckoned in the sphere of dance with a reputation that involves working with over hundreds of athletes in Aerobic Gymnastics and bagging over 90 National and International World Titles. Its recently released Fitness program attends to youth by merging it with current school curriculum. Happy Dance is leading the fitness industry empowering people to grow and develop not only their physical fitness, but their relationships with their children and loved ones. Some of the many Happy Dance programs are Hip Hop, Samba and a GOLD program designed specifically for Aerobic Gymnastics. Coming from a background of theatre and a major in dance, Paulo made his mark in the fitness industry as a reputed Aerobic Presenter and teaches at various International fitness conventions in over 30 countries. Paulo’s love for dance and the success of his programs have inspired the fitness industry with a vision of the World that enjoys a life of love, happiness and success – a vision that’s still deeply embedded with Happy Dance Power System.