Rina Shah has always had a strong passion for dancing. Since the age of 5, Rina has been performing on stages throughout the tri-state area. With her training in Bharat Natyam, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop, she has always kept her audience at the edge of their seat. At the age of 14, Rina had her arangetram under the guidance of Smt. Lakshmi Anand of Natyalaya. Rina then went on to Boston University where she studied Economics and Political Science. While she was at BU, she co-founded Chankaar, Boston University's first Indian dance troupe. Since 2004, Rina has been back in NJ spreading her knowledge and expertise in Indian dancing. Her love for dance and her equal love for children is the perfect combination for a perfect dance instructor. She strives to see perfection in her students, and works hard to achieve it.She looks forward to certifying AUM students in both Bharat Natyam as well as Kathak as the years go by. Classical dancing is the foundation on which all dance is based, and that is the basis for AUM Dance Creations.