EP #77: Jallaja Pararajasingham – Dancer, Choreographer & Founder Of Let’s Jalsa Dance Academy

Jallaja Pararajasingham (@letsjalsa) is a dancer, choreographer & founder of Let’s Jalsa Dance Academy. She is also the Manager of Volunteer Resources at the SAAAC Autism Centre (@thesaaac).

She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss her work/passion as a choreographer & dancer, her parents owning the Bread Master Bakery in Malvern Mall (Ara was a frequent visitor when he was younger), combining her love of dancing & giving back through her work at SAAAC, going to Sri Lanka in 2019 to help children with special needs, and so much more.

Follow Jallaja:
– LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jallaja-pararajasingham-097475162/)
– Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/letsjalsa/)

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00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Jallaja Pararajasingham
00:56 – Jallaja speaks on her family upbringing and how it sparked her passion for dancing
02:03 – Known as a rebel in a tight-knit family and her parents’ personality when they retired
05:27 – How she’s using her passion for dancing to keep it in her life by teaching others
09:10 – What SAAAC is, Jallaja’s involvement, and how she sees the company growing
11:57 – The taboo of autism being overcome in the Tamil community
12:49 – SAAAC being a creative outlet; Jallaja telling stories through dance and a fundraiser
16:55 – How friends and family have both criticized and supported her
20:05 – Why Jallaja is driven by dance and SAAAC
21:37 – What Jallaja is insecure about
22:48 – The personal legacy she wants to leave behind for friends and family
23:37 – Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
24:37 – Being asked to play basketball in grade 8; only starting sports 5 years ago
25:33 – Her favourite source of information consumption
26:39 – Who Jallaja admires in the global Tamil and non-Tamil community
27:21 – Her relationship with money
28:22 – Her biggest purchase that she has no regret about; home decor
29:42 – Advice she has for fellow aspiring Tamil creators
30:42 – Creator Confessions
37:24 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan