Ridy Sheikh

 

 

Successful internationally acclaimed performing artist, dance educator, content creator, social media influencer and a brand with a record of being among remarkable contestants and winners of dance reality shows on national TV in Ukraine, Russia, Bangladesh and India.

 

 

Being born and raised in Moscow, Russia, she is the only artist of Bangladeshi origin in Russia and CIS countries who gained popularity as a dancer, choreographer and model. From her early ages Ridy has taken part in numerous South Asian cultural activities in Russia and Europe and she is known for being an only dance artist in Russia who promoted Bangladeshi culture on a big scale. At the same time, Ridy aimed to become a versatile dancer, hence she has learned and still learning various dance forms like hip-hop, jazz-funk, waacking, urban dance styles, South Asian folk, kathak and bharatnatyam.

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Awards and Achievements

  • Ambassador of Bengali nation at “Les origins de la beaute” (project acclaimed by UNESCO);
  • Content creator on Youtube @RidySheikh, specialized on dance productions;
  • Top-8 in TV Dance reality show Dance Plus 3 on StarPlus (as a House of Suraj team member, India, 2017);
  • Channel I Shera Nachiye Champion (Bangladesh, 2016);
  • Top-100 in TV-Show So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine, season 5 (2012)
  • Top-50 in TV-Show So You Think You Can Dance Russia, season 1 (2014)
  • First official Bollywood dance choreographer of TV-Shows “So You Think You Can Dance Russia” (season 1, 2, 4), “I can do that” and etc,
  • Choreographer for Russian celebrities Nyusha, Jasmin, Marta Kot, Angel-A, Kornelia Mango Irakli, Nel and many more;
  • Founder and creative director of Shapla dance group;
  • Special artist and choreographer for Indian Film Festivals in Russia;
  • Workshops, performances, judge panel: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Sweden, Finland, India, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, France, Bangladesh.

To find more details, go to Dancer, Choreographer, Model, Actress pages.

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Ridy’s parents, who are from Magura, Bangladesh, travelled to Russia with their son – Ridy’s elder brother – as students in 80s. Her father graduated from People’s Friendship University of Russia as an Engineer, while her mother has graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics as an Economist. After studies, they got settled in Moscow. In 1993 a girl was born in their family – Farzana Ridy Sheikh.

Ridy has graduated from Choral Music School named after Chesnokov P.G. (1999-2007) and graduated from Slava Zaytsev Modeling School and Fashion Theatre (2002-2003). She plays piano, harmonium, and used to sing in classical western choir.

In 2013, she joined one of the leading Executive Search companies in Russia “TopContact” as an Executive Search agent.

 

In 2014, Ridy has graduated with distinction from Plekhanov Russian Economic University majoring in International Economic Relations. She was one of the best students of her batch, won several economic, scientific competitions and business case contests.

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In spite of being born and raised in Russia, Ridy always bared respect and keen interest about her parental roots. She calls herself Bengali Russian and loves both Bangladesh and Russia, naming them as her two motherlands. She is a representative of Bengali nation in the project “The Ethnic Origins of Beauty” (Les origines de la beauté) which has received the acknowledgment of UNESCO.

Ridy is also into social activities. When she lived in Russia on permanent basis she used to hold the position of Joint Secretary at Russian Branch of Bangladesh Student League. She was always responsible for organization of cultural events related to the visits of political leaders from Bangladesh to Russia (including the visits of Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister, high ranked Members of Parliament and many others).

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Ridy is just getting started.

She is busy adding more credits to her burgeoning resume as a person who was born to inspire.

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