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Bageshree Vaze
Dancer, singer and choreographer
Bagashree Vaze
Bageshree Vaze
(Reproduced with permission of Bageshree Vaze.)

Bageshree Vaze is an Indo Canadian dancer and choreographer who has gained international acclaim. In 2004, MTV in India named her as a rising star and her single 'Deewana' won a film festival award in France: the 2004 Annecy. In 2006 Bageshree Vaze received the Reelworld film festival award for Outstanding Canadian Music video

Born in Pune, India, she moved to Canada as a child. Bageshree learned the style of Bharatha Natyam in St. Johnís, Newfoundland, as well as studying Hindustani classical vocal music with Dr. Damodar Vaze (her father, a paediatrician). Ms. Vaze holds an MA in Dance from York University and also trained with vocalist Veena Sahasrabuddhe. Thanks to a fellowship from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Bageshree Vaze was able to study in India with the late Guru T.K. Mahalingam Pillai. In 1996 she moved to Ontario, where she began developing dance works that incorporate elements of both North Indian music and South Indian dance.

Ms. Vaze released her debut album, Bageshree, in 2001.

Discover more

  • Bageshree Vaze
    The official Bageshree Vaze website, with biography, music, info on albums, events, press reviews, etc.
  • Bageshree Vaze dancing at the CanAsian International Dance, 2010. YouTube.
  • Jaya Shankara -- Bageshree Vaze with Karsh Kale, 2011. YouTube.
  • Moonlight, featuring a kathak dance by Bageshree Vaze to the music from the album Taalworks by Vineet Vyas. David Braid on piano, with Vineet Vyas on tabla, 2009. YouTube.


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