Shannon McMahon has been with the troupe since the beginning in 2006. She has served as Notinee's coordinator, and been Pia's right hand in organizing all Notinee's major performances, and led the Notinee team that performed in Red Mountain Theater's 'Secret Garden' in 2016. Shannon completed her formal training and ‘dance graduation’ in 2017. She is a co-director in Notinee's current production of Chitrangada and dances the role of Madana. Prior to joining Notinee Shannon trained in ballet and in bellydance. Shannon is faculty at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Nirja Patel joined Notinee as a teenager in 2008. She soon became one of Notinee's lead performers, and completed her ‘dance graduation’ in 2016. Nirja continues to perform regularly with Notinee. In 2017 she was the lead dancer in Notinee's performance of Kalidasa's 'Meghdoota'. This presentation, which was set to music by Grammy Award winner Pandit Viswa Mohan Bhatt, was performed in front of Pandit ji himself. Nirja plays major roles in Notinee's production of Chitrangada, both as a dancer and a choreographer of the parts of the three 'storytellers'. Currently, she is working at Protective Life in their actuarial area.
Krishna Shah joined Notinee in 2008 after seeing one of their stage performances. She rapidly rose up through the ranks of Notinee dancers, emerging as a strong independent young woman with leadership qualities. She completed her dance graduation in 2015. Currently, she is in her junior year as an undergraduate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and is a co-captain and choreographer of one of UAB's competitive Indian dance groups, "Rangeela", which has won several prizes for raising awareness of social issues through dance. Krishna returns to perform with Notinee in the production of Chitrangada.
Ching Sullivan joined Notinee in 2007 as a shy, curious, nine year old girl, and two weeks with the children's troupe she was promoted to the main troupe. In her early performance she barely reached the shoulders of the others! In her nine years with Notinee, Ching has traversed the country performing, teaching, exploring, making the most wonderful memories. She completed her dance graduation in 2016. Currently, she is an undergraduate at Harvard University double majoring in Political Science and Economics. She is also a member of Harvard's classical Indian dance troupe, and has also choreographed and taught dances for Harvard's Indian cultural show "Ghungroo".
Dianna Xing joined Notinee in 2010 right after her family moved to Birmingham. After finishing high school she left for Grinell College where she continued to dance and choreograph for campus dance events, and also used dance as a vehicle to raise social awareness on issues like oil spills. Dianna returned every summer to train and perform with NOTINEE. She returned to Birmingham in 2017 as a doctoral student at UAB. She is both a senior dancer and choreographer in Notinee's production of Chitrangada, and is co-choreographing the critical "battle scene".