Ramita Ravi was born and raised in Pittsburgh, where she trained in styles including ballet, contemporary, tap, and hip-hop and Bharatanatyam (Classical Indian Dance). She is a proud Ivy-League alum from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), with a Bachelor of Arts in studied Health & Societies, Education Policy and Public Health.
On the day of her college graduation, Ramita flew to LA for So You Think You Can Dance finals and became the first Indian contestant to be featured on the show. Since then, she has been seen on Viceland, Good Morning America, NOWThis, Pittsburgh Today Live, FX’s Fosse/Verdon Commercial, MTV’s ClassPass Live Commercial, and more. Live performance credits include Aida at the Engeman Theater, TNT’s I Am The Night Premier in Hollywood, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and national tours of Mystic India: The World Tour and Bollywood Boulevard.
As a choreographer and teacher, she has set work for touring artists KSHMR and Raveena, as well as Buzzfeed, Spotify, Vox Media, Capezio, DanceOn, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is on faculty with Groove, Headliners, Imagine, and Stage Door Workshops, and has taught guest classes at Broadway Dance Center, Columbia University, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Most recently, Ramita launched a dance company, Project Convergence, with co-founder Vikas Arun. Convergence unites Tap and Bharatanatyam (Classical Indian Dance) and they are Artists in Residence at the American Tap Dance Foundation, as well as bi-annual collaborators with Capezio.
Alongside dance, Ramita freelances for startups like TEDMED, (TED’s healthcare branch), AdviceCoach, and MELA Arts Connect. She is eager to bridge art and entrepreneurship – with goals to elevate underrepresented voices in the performing arts industry. She hopes to empower creatives who will undoubtedly change the world.