Born in Toronto, from the age of 4, Pooja Narang's enthusiasm led her to study the classical forms of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi dance. This Punjabi girl had Bhangra in her roots but further studied the traditional and acrobatic form of Bhangra in India. Pooja further studied jazz, hip-hop in London, U.K., latin and ballroom in Canada and U.S., while maintaining a stylistic foundation in the expressive beauty of Indian dance.
Pooja has trained under renowned Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan and also trained at the Shiamak Davar Institute of performing arts. Pooja introduced Bollywood and Bhangra to the U.S. east coast in 2002. Since then, many have experienced this style through Pooja's Highly popular classes. Pooja's innovative choreography have appeared in several major motion pictures, Including Bollywood and Hollywood films.
Pooja has trained and worked with Celebrity Artists Sushmita Sen,Archana Puran Singh, Aishwarya Rai, Naomi Campbell, Uma Thurman, Colin Firth, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Ali Larter, Tyra Banks, Aventura. Pooja trained dancer Caitlin Kinney in preparation for her Bollywood Dance piece on "SYTYCD"' and Choreographed a Music Video for Grammy Award Winner John Legend's song 'If You're Out There' remixed by Rajstar. Pooja also choreographed the world's first Bollywood Flash mob in Times Square 2009 (on Youtube) and co-choreographed a piece for "SYTYCD Canada" with Longinus Fernandes (Jai Ho Choreographer).
Pooja is the Artistic Director of The BAX Dance Company, which has performed at stellar events such as the official Premieres for the films "Bride and Prejudice" and "Slumdog Millionaire" in the U.S. They have also performed at the 2009 Latin Grammys (Premio Lo Nuestro). Other notable performance venues include the Brooklyn and Queens Museum of Arts, 'Dancing at the Crossroads of the world' in NYC. TV appearances: "The NBC Today Show," "Tyra Banks Show," "CBS Early Show," "CW11 Morning News," "Fox News," "NY1," and "The Daily Show."
Pooja has taught Master Classes at various U.S. Dance Institutes and conventions and has held workshops across the globe for many high end corporations such as Google, American Express, Dow Jones, Marie Claire, Carnival Cruise lines, Macy's, etc.