As I stretched out my arms and held on to a posture with grace, I felt powerful.



Ahmednagar, India



Broadway Dance Centre, NYC - USA



Festival Director: AVAYAVA, India
Artistic Director: Shoonya Dance VZW, Belgium


Swapnil Dagliya was born on June 23, 1986 in Ahmednagar, India and brought up in the city of Pune. 

Swapnil Dagliya's dance education involves training and graduating from Broadway Dance Center in New York City and Opus Ballet in Florence,Italy. He trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary Dance , Hip-Hop and various other styles. He has also attended teacher training workshops with the Pulse Faculty (Choreographers on So You Think You Can Dance) and with the critically acclaimed Pilobolus Dance Theatre/Company.   

He is the Artistic Director of AVAYAVA - a Contemporary Dance Festival organised in Pune which hosts International choreographers for workshops, dance on film and performances along with a Q&A Panel Discussion and a program for children. The festival was initiated in 2012.

He has been the Artistic Director of SPACE (Swapnil's Performing Arts & Contemporary Ensemble) from 2008 - 2016 and taught regular classes and workshops in Contemporary Dance Bollywood Jazz at SPACE Studio. He has also been a guest faculty at the University of Pune - Lalit Kala Kendra and the FLAME University.  

Currently, he shuttles between Belgium and India, choreographing and teaching workshops all around India and as the Artistic Director of the Shoonya Dance VZW in Gent, Belgium.