Rocky Poonawala is the founder of Rocky Poonawalas dance school, one of the premier Dance schools in the country promoting dance for more than 8 years. The school has taught more than 9000 students and trained instructors teaching Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Samba, Paso Doble, Cha Cha, Jive, Rumba as well as Bollywood and Hip Hop. Besides conducting regular batches at 3 different locations in the city, Rocky Poonawalas Dance School also conducts Corporate batches in Companies like Capgemini, Mercedes, Infosys, Tech Mahindra as well as undertakes event choreographies for corporate like Synygy and Cummins. Rocky Poonawalas Dance School hosts Pune International Dance Congress one of the biggest Dance Festivals in the country which is in its 5th Year now.


  • Founded by Rocky Poonawala, (Director) in 2004
  • Established as the most promising Latin Dance School in Pune.
  • Successfully trained over 6,000 students in Latin American Ballroom, Bollywood and Hip hop dance genre
  • Classes conducted at “R”Studio Baner Pashan Link Road, Status Health Club Bhandarkar Road, FAD Academy Kalyaninagar.
  • Enthusiastic Participation in ‘The Battle’ (Intra Rocky Poonawala’s Dance Competition) and Shows held annually.
  • Competitive performances achieved many accolades at prestigious dance events viz 1st Maharashtra State Dance Championship – 2009, 2nd Maharashtra State Dance Championship 2010, Mood Indigo etc.
  • Showcase of students’ talent on National Television through shows like Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega on Sony Entertainment.
  • Student representing Pune as partner of Pushkar Jog in Marathi Nach Baliye on Star Pravah, attaining the First Position.


  • Gained professional training for Ballroom Dancing from ISTD, UK.
  • Trained and Certified for Salsa Under “Edie the salsa freak” US.
  • Trained and Certified for Argentine Tango under Miriam and Leonardo. Choreographers for the hit reality show “So you think you can dance”.
  • Acquired expertise in Kathak
  • Represented Indian caliber in Ballroom Dancing at several International Dance Festivals.
  • Pioneer in conducting Dance, as a subject, at the renowned FTII, Pune
  • Enthusiastic Participation in ‘The Battle’ (Intra Rocky Poonawala’s Dance Competition) and Shows held annually.
  • Faculty at Symbiosis College, Surya Datta Institute, Film and Television Institute Of India.


  • Directed Jaspal and Savita Bhatti in Nach Baliye 4
  • Composed Malaika Arora Khan’s performance at Pune Festival 2008
  • Designed Amit Sana’s first music album.
  • Worked with Amol Palekar in Marathi Film
  • Choreographed for Commercial Hindi film – Raghu Romeo
  • Directed media adverts for Horlicks, Everyuth Facial Scrub and Symphony Water Heaters.
  • Co-worked with Saleel Kulkarni and Sandeep Khare for Marathi musical– Ayushya Var Bolu Kahi.
  • Judged events in dance genre.
  • Choreographed shows for many a corporate events.