Sarasawathi Vani Balgam

In 2013, Vani founded Dancing Atoms, a Los Angeles & India -based content and creative development-driven motion pictures production company. She is currently Directing an independent live-action film. Vani is working on two preschool shows, one with a Canadian production company and the other with a Thai Company. Previously in her illustrious career, she was the founding director of Rhythm & Hues Studios, Asia - an Academy Award® winning VFX and Animation studio. She also served as the Head of Creative Management and Training at DreamWorks Animation's studio in Shanghai, where she championed and mentored Chinese creatives. She has been credited on tenth pole films like Life of Pi,Chronicles of Narnia ,Night at the museum, The Hunger Games, X- Men (First class), Golden Compass, Daredevil etc She actively promotes community building all over the world. She is currently the president of Asifa India, an organization dedicated to the art of animation. Writer - Director - Creative Producer at Dancing Atoms President - Asifa India Former President : Women in Animation (India) Former Mentor - Sony Talent League THU, Unreal fellowship 4,5,6,7,8 Former Founding Director - Rhythm & Hues Studios, Asia Former Head of Creative Management & Training - DreamWorks Animation

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/14


Asian Queens Leading in Animation

Friday 10/14 3:30PM - 4:30PM Room 209-210

Megha Davalath, Shin Park, Maansi Sunkara, Josie Trinidad, Sarasawathi Vani Balgam

Join AQIA, for their first in-person panel and for a chance to hear from some Asian queens in leadership roles to learn about their journey breaking into animation, their goals as a leader, and how they build their careers to where they are today.