Bijoya ‘BJ’ Das is a Los Angeles based dancer and choreographer hailing from Seattle, WA. Her upbringing as a high level competitive gymnast, love for all things sketch/improv comedy, bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and passion for dance and pop culture makes for a dynamic skillset in entertainment. She has manifested opportunities beyond what she imagined when first moving to LA in 2007. Over these years, she has gained knowledge and experience that sets her apart as a seasoned entertainer. BJ recently found a niche working on movement with actors, whether it be teaching breaking and tumbling, dance choreography, or even simple movement for a scene. She takes pride in giving them the confidence and skills to incorporate more dance into their work! Some of her recent choreography can be seen in Season 2 of the Golden Globe nominated show GLOW, Andy Samberg’s opening number of the Emmy Awards, and various commercials with brands like Bacardi, Apple Music, Ford, Mountain Dew, and more. Having been a former athlete on the NCAA-ranked University of Washington Gymnastics team, she also enjoys choreographing for collegiate/ elite gymnasts, and aspires to use her dance expertise to raise the bar in the artistry of the sport.
BJ still LOVES performing, and is constantly expanding her abilities as a dancer. She recently had the opportunity to pay tribute to one of her dance inspirations on Lip Sync Battle’s Micheal Jackson Celebration, as well as performing with one of her all-time favorite artists, P!nk, in the 2017 VMA’s Vanguard Award performance. She has been honored to share the stage with various artists, including Beyonce, Usher, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Becky G, Toni Braxton, Avril Lavigne and more. Other career favorites include dancing in the 87th Annual Academy Awards, feature film Dance Camp, The Ellen Show, The Real O’Neils, fitness industrials with Reebok, The Late Show with James Corden, and Disney’s Shake It Up.
Aside from dance, BJ is a health enthusiast and is constantly learning new ways to improve the quality of life for herself and those around her. If she’s not dancing(rarely), you can catch her working at a local dog rescue, doing an “LA” hike, playing beach volleyball, or watching improv at UCB or Groundlings. BJ is always grateful and excited to be doing what she loves in the dance world and is excited to continue to learn, grow, and be inspired.