Oxana Banshikova

I am a Bharatanatyam (South Indian Classical dance) teacher, dancer and choreographer originally from Kazakhstan. Holding Bharatanatyam degree after completing 4 year course at Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts (Chennai India). Since my graduation in 2006, I had been living, teaching and performing in Hong Kong where I started Cosmic Dance company to help spreading awareness about Indian Classical Dance in Hong Kong and China.

For the last 10 years I've been researching healthy and safe dance approaches in South Indian dance forms and Bharatanatyam in particular. This led me to completing the Ying Yoga course (deep passive stretch technique) in 2011 and the Pilates teacher certification course by Polestar Pilates in 2018.

In 2019 I moved to Edinburgh and working towards establishing myself in Scotland.

Recent projects:
•In/Out of Bounds: Edinburgh/Hong Kong collaboration, Fringe 2022
•MaMa: Scotland tour, summer 2022; Pianodrome, Fringe 2022,
• Brihati, RD, sharing at Findhorn, Spring 2022
• MaMa Dance on Screen: Akademi film festival, Dumfries &Galloway film festival 2020
• Beyond Borders, Hong Kong 2019