No talent gets success without efforts, struggle, pain, rejection, and patience. But, if one is born to achieve something in life then all qualities mentioned above will suit a person, and then we see a shining star in the world of performing arts. Here we are sketching the life history of a choreographer whom we know as John Britto. Today, he is the founder of a dancing school in Sterling road which is considered as South India’s premier dance and Studio Company. But since John Britto had no Godfather, he had to seek with a paper banner ‘I John Britto like to teach dance’’- this is a piece of self- explained advertisement he carried around with him. John moved from every educational institution be it a college or even school, but his approach was turned down by the institutions. Finally, one day he arrived at his alma mater, and when he was spotted standing outside
’s principal office for a long, the principal acceded to his request. Thus his journey began.
He used to post on the walls of Don Bosco a hand-sketched banner ‘Summer Dance Classes By John Britto’’ and his first dance class took off in 1993 with an admission of just 17 students. John was then a first-year college student. Later on, he completed MBA and is a gold medalist from Loyola Institute of Business Management. He also received the Top Alumni Award from Loyola College in 2014 for his excellence in media arts of dance choreography. As the enrollment of students strength was scaling up, he took a decision to start his first western dance school in Chennai in 1996. The journey followed, and there was no looking back. He was invited to the US for a cultural connect 100 % dance scholarship program to teach American students in the USA. But then his task of teaching dance did not happen all of a sudden. After completing MBA, he felt never to work in the corporate world. Hence, he had to face tough questions from his parents and friends.
In 1999, he began to launch his dance workshop Artworx, which was a parent company of his John Britto’s Dance Co. After his dance school was launched in a full-fledged manner in 2003, the dance pioneer made his way and placed his feet for TV dance shows where he choreographed the participants. He had choreographed for Jodi No 1 and consecutively for its four seasons in a row. He was awarded the best choreographer award from
. As a self-taught dancer, he had learned dance styles such as jazz, hip-hop, and salsa himself. He also launched in 2014 an event titled 'JB'S CHENNAI DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP 2014'. The event was aimed at spouting out top dancers in the country through the participation of members from the school, colleges, and corporates even. The dance director also was given chances as a choreographer in some Tamil movies such as ‘
Rombha Nallavan Da Nee
’, ‘Nadhigal Nanaivathillai’, ‘
’ and ‘Ammayi’.