After graduating NYU Pre-Med/Psychology, Pavan Thimmaiah abandoned his lifelong goal of becoming a doctor to pursue his dream of becoming a dancer. Since that time, Pavan has gone on to create a successful dance career, highlighted by him founding PMT Dance Studio and the PMT Seasonal Showcase Company in 2001, both of which have helped to launch hundreds of dance careers. Pavan has choreographed commercially for the fashion industry, including Miss America & Miss USA pageant models and contests. He has guest spoken & taught at conferences and dance seminars across California, the East Coast and Canada. He has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including Dance Europe, The Dance Gazette, Attitude Dancer’s Magazine, Washington Square News, and others. Pavan’s dance company, PMT Dance Company, has performed as featured acts in various prestigious venues including the Toronto National Exhibition, The International Dance Festival (NYC – Duke Theater) & as the opening number in the Bollywood International Movie Awards (2003 – Trump Taj Mahal - Atlantic City, NJ). PMT Dance Company presented its first independent production in 2008, which was later featured on “Young Revolutionaries” on the Sundance Channel. Recently, Pavan has been hired to choreograph a number of commercials that feature flash mobs in New York City for various corporations.
Pavan has also built a reputation for developing young recording artists towards being well-rounded performers, resulting in music videos and tours for these artists. Some of these artists include Stefani Vara, Alex Feder (aka – Leonard Friend) and the XYZ Affair, and Matt Palmer, some of which have resulted in features on TV on webcasts like IMEEM.COM.
Pavan’s talents extend themselves past his own work, as he has performed for the likes of Apache Indian, Sean Paul and on various TV programs like the Conan O’Brien Show, MTV and most recently performing and choreographing for NBC’s The Today Show (2010, 2012).
Pavan’s most valued accomplishments may come from his career as a teacher and mentor. Over the years, he has helped to create and revive numerous dance careers with his stern but understanding approach to students. He has helped to launch and further a number of successful dance careers including teaching and mentoring the 2012 'Stars of Tomorrow' Apollo Theater Champion Kai Rivera (8 years old). He strives to find the right way to get the most out of every student’s potential. His teaching credits include Peridance, Ballet Arts, New York University, Wadleigh School for the Performing Arts as well as the School of American Ballet as a guest teacher. Pavan continues to teach hip-hop at PMT Dance Studio and Long Island University.