Shiamak Davar


Shiamak Davar is an Indian choreographer, noted as one of the first to bring contemporary jazz and western forms of dances to India. He is known as the Guru of Contemporary dance in India and is responsible for modernizing India’s dance scene - especially in the film and theatre industry.

Shiamak Davar

After working for people with physical and mental challenges for over 25 years, Shiamak established the VICTORY Arts Foundation in 2004, to be able to address the lack of access to dance for all lesser privileged and special needs individuals in a bigger way.
The Objective

Shiamak's Victory Arts Foundation came to Innovaid seeking support to take the Foundation to the next level in terms of growth, impact and awareness. There was a need for internal processes, capacity building and the development of a uniform strategy going forward to unite internal stakeholders and empower Victory Staff.
The Role


Innovaid worked along-side the team at Victory Arts Foundation, building their capacity along the way.  The approach was a 360degree review of the Foundation, with a particular focus on marketing, fundraising and governance.

The Results


Today, VICTORY has made dance available without prejudice to over 10,000 individuals who are physically and mentally challenged and those from underprivileged backgrounds.  Innovaid played a critical role in the following:

  • Marketing – Re-branding of the Foundation, support in development of an AV Film and new website, along with collaterals.
  • Governance – Established an Advisory Board of key experts to guide the strategic direction of the Foundation in the future.
  • Fundraising – Designed a fundraising strategy and trained staff on Fundraising to capitalise on key relationships.  This included the conceptualization of an annual concert event.
  • Operations – Developed programmatic Operations Manuals to document program procedures.  Planned and developed materials for a Tutor Training Program.

Client Speak


"I love it ... this is exactly what we need."

Shiamak Davar

Choreographer & Entrepreneur