Saira Mathur began dancing at age 6 at Mission Dance, starting first with ballet, tap, and jazz, and eventually delved into hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary. After a few years of training, she joined the studio’s competition team. She competed in tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop, receiving countless awards for her dancing, including multiple First Overalls for her group performances and Platinums for her solo performances.
In addition to participating on the MDPA competition team, she has teacher assisted throughout her years at the studio. She has TA'ed and ran classes in numerous styles including kinderdance, ballet and tap/jazz combo. She has also assisted and worked first hand with
summer dance camps, learning and training with many different teachers and students.
While still in the competition team, she began dancing and choreographing for her high school’s urban hip hop club. She joined its executive board, becoming secretary, then vice president, and now president of the club in her senior year. She also joined her high school’s performing arts program, expanding her repertoire to include musical theater as a style. She is the current head choreographer of the program, and has held the position for a year. Though she is leaving the realm of competition after nearly a decade of performing, she is excited to be able to pass on her love of dance to a new wave of dancers before she goes off to college.