Shailesh Bahoran is a versatile hiphop dancer and choreographer who distinguishes himself through his phenomenal technique, originality and expression. He has firm roots in the hiphop culture but is certainly not afraid to think outside the box. “In the end it’s all dance” according to Bahoran.
At the end of the nineties the breakdance virus took hold of him. He mastered various styles: bboying, locking and popping and made a name for himself and for his crew Illusionary Rockaz in the battle circuit. In 2002, Shailesh and the Rockaz created the first Dutch hip-hop dance performance Age of Chaos. Since then he has become a much sought-after dancer, coach, and choreographer in the theater scene. He has worked with companies and groups such as The Dutch National Ballet, Don’t Hit Mama, The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, and the Amsterdam Academy for the Arts. Since 2011, Shailesh is connected with the crossover dance company ISH as a dancer and choreographer.
In 2013 he received the New Makers subsidy from the Fonds Podiumkunsten. In the productions to be made during this development program, Bahoran will use his Hindustani background as a source of inspiration. These productions are produced by Spin Off and Korzo production in collaboration with Ish. His first solo, Heritage, which he created in this course for the India Dance Festival, was nominated for the Danspublieksprijs 2014.