Kumari Suraj, as one of the first to upload Waacking choreography videos to Youtube in 2006|07, has gained international recognition for her creative innovations in dance. Her body of work is the melting pot of fierce eccentricity. Whether she choreographs an energetic Masterclass , an elaborate stage production, an artist's music video or one of her youtube Vlogs there is no denying Kumari's distinct dance style.
Kumari made dance history and a splash into American households when she served as the first choreographer on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” to explicitly introduce Waacking as a dance style and movement vocabulary. Now, Whacking is seen in countless stage shows, concerts, dance competitions, commercials, music videos and more, with much of the style’s visibility tracing back to Kumari’s tireless promotion of the dance style in the 2000s.
Kumari Suraj's unique work tells the story of her experience as a multiethnic human being influenced by a variety of dance cultures from the 1970s-1990s. Be it traditional Whacking & Punking meet street jazz or her world renowned Frankie Douglas and BollyWhack styles Kumari, is inspiring new generations of Waacking enthusiasts with thousands copying her signature dance moves the world over.