I am a performer, choreographer and dance teacher with training in Bharatnatyam and Kathak along with Bollywood. I studied BA Hons. in Choreography from Bangalore University, India and an MFA in Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. My choreographic practice is situated in creating socially and politically relevant work through the vocabulary of Indian classical dance, in turn exploring contemporary ways to understand and enjoy this traditional art form and making a space for North Indian classical dance in Scotland. I am keen to explore ways of co-creating and bringing multiple disciplines together in my choreographies while creating dialogues around themes of here and now that impact all of us. As a dance educator, I teach Indian classical dance forms with an emphasis on fostering creativity and ensuring that the classes have an inclusive environment where every student can find their own connection with the art form.
My recent choreographic works include:
The Ticking Clock (at Edinburgh Fringe 22 and Multicultural Festival 22) and Maiden| Mother | Whore (supported by The National Lottery Funding) as a part of Theiya Arts Dance Collective.
and working on the development of The Gaze- You, me, us and them (supported by The National Lottery Funding).