Merlyn Prakash — Featured Fijian Dancer!

Today’s focus is on our Fijian performer Merlyn Prakash! Diwali is not only celebrated in India and Fiji, but also in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, and Singapore!



Merlyn was born in Fiji, and began dancing when she was five years old. Her diversity in learning multiple dance forms has given Merlyn a unique style of Bollywood Dancing. The India-based dance show Boogie Woogie, approached her and offered her a position as a judge for the Vancouver. We are really excited to have her on the roster as a performer for this year’s VCD festival! It was about time to get a taste of Fiji!


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