Photo By Rachel Neville

Rohan Bhargava/Rovaco Dance Company

Rohan Bhargava, a New Delhi-born dancer and choreographer, began his training at The Danceworx Academy for the Performing Arts in India, where he developed his talents as a performer, choreographer, and educator. In 2012, Rohan relocated to New York to study dance at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, and he founded Rovaco Dance Company in 2015. The company is renowned for its innovative, immersive dance-theater productions, which transform everyday gestures and motions into fully embodied movement, creating captivating and cathartic experiences. Under Rohan's leadership, Rovaco has earned a number of prestigious commissions from organizations such as Mare Nostrum Elements, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Rhythmically Speaking Dance, and The Dance Gallery Festival, among others. The company has also been a resident artist for the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Dancewave, and the CUNY Dance Initiative at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Rovaco receives funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council for its signature annual event, the Rovaco Dance Party, and has recently been presented by Little Island NYC and Battery Dance Festival. The company has been recognized with the Dance Advancement Fund 2022-23 award from Dance/NYC, and Rohan himself has been the recipient of the Jadin Wong Fellowship from the Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" in 2021. In addition to his work with Rovaco, Rohan currently collaborates with Kizuna Dance, Periapsis Music and Dance, Susan Marshall, Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theater, and Mare Nostrum Elements, among others.

[ID: Photo of Rohan posing for the camera. He wears a blue shirt and black pants. He stands with his weight on his right hip. His left arm is at his belly and the other is bent at the elbow, wrist and palm in a relaxed pose towards his face. He looks in to the camera with his jaw jutting forward confidently.]

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at Judson Church: Artist of Color Council Curation by Juan Michael Porter II ((March 27, 2023))

March 27, 2023