Shyamla leads BINDI BOSSES, a progressive, matriarchal South Asian Fusion performing arts company that seamlessly blends Traditional Classical and Folk dances with influences from South Asian Cinema and Street dances from around the world. BINDI BOSSES is a platform for culturally and linguistically diverse artists to create and perform live fusion experiences. Through it they share stories of mixed cultural upbringing, heritage and artistic influences through a range of mediums such as dance, spoken word, bespoke costumes and henna art. Founding Director Shyamla has over 30 years of dance experience, having performed at multiple festivals and events Australia-wide. She chats to Xook about how art has helped her to embrace her cultural heritage in its totality, leading to a transformation of identity and sense of self.