Creative Director & Founder
Maitri Patel is a dynamic entrepreneur from Perth who won the prestigious Telstra WA Young Business Women's Award in 2017 and Anthill 30 under 30 in 2016. Maitri is the founder and creative director of Bolly Active with more than 12 years of experiences as a Choreographer, Group fitness Instructor and a Performing Artist. She has worked with highly celebrated choreographers and dancers and received her formal training at Shaimak Davar’s Institute of Performing Arts, Mumbai. She is also trained in Bharatnatyam; an Indian Classical Dance Form, Garba, Dandiya, Salsa, Ballroom Dancing, Hip Hop and Funk. Maitri has extensive experience in choreographing, performing and events management. Her credits include, Bollywood Week at the Big Brother Show (Gold Coast), Brisbane International Film Festival, Spice Festival, Gold Coast International Film Festival, Gladrags MegaModel, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Citizenship Ceremony, William Street Festival and many more. Maitri has also been amongst the top ten finalists at Gladrags MegaModel and ManHunt Contest and winner of Miss Congeniality. She has been modelling alongside performing and choreographing. Dance and fitness are her first love and she enjoys teaching and spreading her love for all things Bollywood.
Holding dual roles as Founder and Artistic Director at Bolly Active Fitness and Bollywood Dance Studio (BDS), Maitri established Perth’s largest Bollywood dance school in 2011, and went on to create Bolly Active Fitness, a holistic workout program incorporating cardio, weights, resistance training, meditation and yoga to hottest Bollywood music. Bolly Active Fitness is rapidly expanding globally with over 90 instructors in Australia, France, Norway, Finland, Canada, Taiwan, Dubai and India. With Bolly Active Fitness her mission is to spread awareness about holistic fitness and create harmonious balance between physical and mental wellness and creating entrepreneurs who run their own small businesses worldwide.