Moving to a new country isn’t easy. However, moving to a new country with zero relatives or friends and having to work multiple part-time jobs to pay international fees while embarking on your journey as a dancer is something that can be a daunting experience.

Shivani Joshi faced those battles during her first couple of years when settling down in Canada. She quickly realized that people were not quick to give newcomers a chance when it came to pursuing their passion for dance. 

These challenges prompted Shivani to create Team Nritya – a dance group formed with current and former international students whose mission is to leave a mark of their culture and identity while overcoming the challenges of living in a foreign country. 

In this exclusive #MonsterArtist development (MAD) video, Shivani shares her story of overcoming adversity as a dancer.