Mona Khan Company
Like many companies in the Silicon Valley, the Mona Khan Company (previously known as the Mona Sampath Dance Company) was founded in friends’ apartments, accompanied by too-many-to-count cups of chai and coffee. They were inspired and determined to infuse the insanely fun Bollywood culture into shows, classes and eventually, a fitness program (Bombay Jam®). The company rapidly grew from a handful of people on staff to a current crew of more than 25 full time and part time people. In 2009, they launched their class schedule with 30 classes. Today, they run over 115 classes a week and have over 150 shows in their performance repertoire. They produce the Bay Area’s largest Bollywood resident show twice a year, and it has evolved to be one of the biggest platforms for Bollywood dance in North America.