Padma has spent her life devoted to the art of dance. She began dancing at the tender age of five and has not been able to stop since! She began her training in her hometown, Santa Cruz, California and has since trained with many master teachers from across the nation. In college Padma studied dance with an emphasis on choreography and has since won several choreographic awards. After college she moved to the Reno/Tahoe area to focus on her performance career. Her resume includes performances for Nascar, Disney, Verizon Wireless, Hoover, Paramount’s Great America, The World Famous Magic Castle, and NYE Extravaganza shows for the Silver Legacy, Atlantis and Peppermill Casino Resort. She has performed in cities around the country such as Los Angeles, Charlotte, Los Vegas, and San Francisco, as well as in the Reno/Tahoe area. Padma is moving into her 17th year as a teacher and 3rd year as studio owner at Truckee Dance Factory, along with her husband Ryan. Padma continues perfecting her craft as a dancer, teacher and choreographer by taking classes and attending teacher training seminars and workshops. She is extremely passionate about dance and is proud to call it her chosen career. She loves teaching and sharing her passion for dance with her students. It is her ultimate goal to help her students uncover their own love and passion for dance by helping them grow and step into their own as artists.