Pushing the boundaries of Indian classical dance, Melvin Varghese is a dancer, instructor, and choreographer hailing from New York City. Trained in the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam, Melvin is currently a disciple of Sri. Parshwanath Upadhye.
Melvin is a founding father of Rutgers University Natya (competitive collegiate Indian classical dance team), which was featured in the New York Times in 2012. As both a company dancer and instructor for AATMA Performing Arts (Indian dance company) based in New Jersey, Melvin soon became a choreographer for Mystic India: The World Tour.
Melvin holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Mercy College and has worked as the on-site physical therapist for Broadway shows and tours including The Lion King, Aladdin, and Hamilton, to name a few. Melvin’s mission is to bring awareness to his passions of dance and movement.