Amrapali Ambegaokar

August 14, 2016 ,

How do you choose between two careers in life? According to Amrapali, you don’t have to. As the former Principal Dancer of Cirque du Soleil in over 750 shows, she is also a busy actress with recurring roles on Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, and guest starring roles on Heroes, The Exes, Hart of Dixie, Key & Peele, and more in TV and Film.


Principal Dancer of Cirque du Soleil

Usually one field will suffer when you pursue more than one career. However, Amrapali is here to claim her professional spot in each. As an International Master of Kathak (North Indian Classical Dance), she claimed her spotlight when she won Solo Silver Medal on Superstars of Dance, and performed as a guest on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, exposing her unique contribution to the dance world.

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Guest Soloist on So You Think You Can Dance

She likes to break boundaries, and is fortunate to do so in both fields. She believes art can help heal the world. It resonates with everyone, and the opportunity of being able to practice that art is her way of healing the world one performance at a time.


ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy

While you may recognize her as Dani from Grey’s Anatomy, be sure to catch her newest endeavor as Joan Paysinger on ABC’s Mistresses on Monday, August 15, 10 pm PST! If you remember her as Jessica on Scandal, you will be happy to know she will also be returning on her 3rd season of Scandal in January 2017.

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(left to right) Heroes, The Exes, Key & Peele, Grey’s Anatomy, The Exes, Hart of Dixie

Amrapali may be known as these TV personalities, but she also happens to be a friend. As a proud first generation Indo-American, she represents staying true to your heritage, embracing your talent, and sharing it with the rest of the world.


She commented, “I am really excited to see women of color including myself doing non-ethnic specific roles. Growing up there was a lack of Indo-American faces as leads in US television and film, and now it’s finally changing.” To find out more about Amrapali, visit her website HERE.

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