Born and raised in Detroit, MI, USA, Shivani started out training in traditional Indian classical and folk styles when she was around 9 years old and competed in FOGANA competitions every summer.
After graduating from high school she went on to become the captain and choreographer of the Michigan State Raas team. Over 4 years, she competed in over 14 competitions, placed 1st 4 times, and went on to compete at Nationals twice.
Her yearning to learn new styles led her to move to LA and train with the best of the best, such as Matt Steffanina and Dana Alexa.
Team Godatu is honoured to have her as an Ambassador.