A native New Yorker, Ani Taj is a choreographer, performer, music-head and the founder of The Dance Cartel. In addition to the Cartel's work, she has choreographed new musicals, art parties, concerts, music videos, plays, flash mobs and more, and she loves to make dances that remind her of Brazilian Carnaval. Ani's work has been presented at Rattlestick Theatre, 3LD, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Joe's Pub, Kent285, Summer on the Hudson, Dance on the Greenway, NYC Dance Teacher Summit, DanceNOW's Raw Festival, Triskelion Arts, and the Espaco Xisto (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil). Stay tuned for new music videos for Reggie Watts, Club Girls, The Sway Machinery and MVPleez. As a performer, Ani has worked with Les Freres Corbusier (DDR – Asst. Choreo.), David Dorfman Dance, Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith, the Philadelphia Orchestra/Ridge Theater (Rite of Spring - choreo. Dan Safer), Simone Forti and Liz Swados.