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education

2004 - 2006 | Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)
Western Australian Academy for Performing Arts, Perth, AU

 

2002 | Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education
Murdoch University, Perth, AU

1998 - 2000 | Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology)
Murdoch University, Perth, AU

training

2020 - ongoing | Odissi virtual mentorship Bijayini Satpathy, IN

 

2013 - 2015 | Classical ballet & contemporary techniques Nicole Kohler, BE

2009 - 2012 | Kathak Urja Desai Thakore, UK

2001 - 2004 | Classical ballet, ISTD syllabus Stella Johnson, AU

1989 - 2001 | Bharatanatyam, Odissi, classical ballet, Graham & Cunningham techniques 
Sutra Dance Theatre, MY

1986 - 1989 | Bharatanatyam Bawani Kanesamoorthy, Padmini Kalalayam, MY

awards & grants

2022 | Honourable Mention Other Places of Being, Cannes Shorts Film Festival, FR

2021 | WINNER Best Dance Film
 Other Places of Being, New York Try-State Int. Film Fest, USA

2021 | Finalist Other Places of Being, Tokyo International Film Festival, JP

2021 | WINNER Best Dance Film Other Places of Being, New Waves Short Film Festival, DE

2021 | Baryshnikov Arts Centre Commissioning Initiative Grant, New York, USA

2020 | Development Grant Flanders State of the Art, BE

 

2011 | Travelling Schorlarship Milapfest, UK

performance

2023

Oct-Nov, Breathe, Kalpana Arts Reimagined, NL tour

May, Reflections of an Indian Dancer, Nava Gati Dance Festival, Stockholm, SE

Mar, The Rite of Spring, Seeta Patel Dance, UK

Feb-Mar, Reflections of an Indian Dancer, Balbir Singh Dance Company, UK tour

2022

Dec, De Wolf van Gubbio, Sander Vloebergs, NL
Nov, Reflections of an Indian Dancer, Balbir Singh Dance Company, SHOUT Festival, 
UK
Nov, Solo Odissi, Nritya Upahaar by Upahaar School of Dance, UK 
Oct-Dec, True Life, Kalpana Arts Reimagined, NL tour
Jul, In Two Minds, Kalpana Arts Reimagined, NL
Jun, The Rite of Spring, Seeta Patel Dance, UK
Jun, Reflections of an Indian Dancer, Balbir Singh Dance Company, UK
May, Samarpan (Bharatanatyam), Kalpana Arts Reimagined, India Dans Festival, NL
Mar, De Wolf van Gubbio, Sander Vloebergs, BE


2021

Nov, The Rite of Spring, Seeta Patel for Indialogue Festival BE
Sept-Dec, In Two Minds, Kalpana Arts Reimagined, NL tour
Aug, The Rite of Spring, Seeta Patel, UK tour
Mar, 
nimbus, online premiere, Maghenta.be, BE

Feb, nimbus, film screening, Sangam Festival 2021, Dancehouse Melbourne, AU

Feb, In The Living Room, Kalpanarts with Groot Omroepkoor NL, Den Haag, NL
 

2020
Feb, Hum in my Heart, Amina Khayyam Dance Company, Luton, UK

Feb, Material Men redux, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, UK tour

2019

Dec, Odissi duet with January Low, International Odissi Festival, Bhubaneswar, IN

Oct, Solo Odissi, Shoonya Centre for Art and Somatic Practices, Bengaluru, IN

Oct, Solo Odissi, Nartaka Festival by Natyanjali Trust, Chennai, IN
Jun, Solo Bharatanatyam and Odissi for Accademia Sangam, PimOff Theatre, Milan, IT

Jun, Solo Odissi at ​Samarpan Mahotsav by Jaivant Patel Dance, Arena Theatre, UK
May, Solo Odissi, Centre Mandapa, Paris, FR
May, The Rite of Spring, Seeta Patel, UK tour
Mar, Material Men redux, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Faro, PT


2018

Nov, Kings Day celebrations with Bollylicious, Hyderabad and Chennai, IN
Oct, Solo Odissi at Nartan by Nupur Arts, Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK
Sept, Material Men redux,
 Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Internationale Tanzmesse, Düsseldorf, DE
Jul, Solo Odissi, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, UK
Jun-Jul, Simeon, Kalpana Arts Reimagined, IN tour

May, Sitara with Bollylicious, Mumbai, IN

Feb-Apr, Simeon, Kalpana Arts Reimagined, NL tour

Jan, Solo Bharatanatyam and Odissi, Drishtikon Home Studio Baithak, New Delhi, IN

2017

Sept-Oct, Bayadère - The Ninth Life, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Sadler's Wells Theatre, UK
Jun-Dec, Simeon, Kalpana Arts Reimagined, NL tour
Mar, Margam - Solo Bharatanatyam, produced by Akademi, Rich Mich, London, UK

Feb-Mar-Apr, Material Men redux, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, UK tour

Jan, Rebel's Cross, Kalpana Arts Reimagined, Flamenco Biennale, NL

2016

Dec, Solo Odissi, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, IN
Nov, Solo Odissi, Festival Sursadhana, LT
Oct, Workshops & performance, Odissi, Sonika Festival, Madrid, ES

Sept, Solo Odissi, 'Reflections of Two Decades', 20th Anniversary of World Dance Company

Stora Teatern, Göthenburg, SE

Aug, Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance, organised by the Indo-American Arts Council, and co-hosted by Battery Dance Festival, New York, US
Jun, Outlander, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Biennale Danza 2016, Venice, IT
May, Learning to Dance, Balbir Singh Dance, 'Alchemy Masters', Southbank Centre, UK
May, Solo Odissi, Navadisha 2016 International Dance Conference, mac Birmingham, UK
Mar, Decreasing Infinity, Balbir Singh Dance Company, British Dance Edition, Millenium Centre, Cardiff, UK

 

2015

Dec, Solo Odissi, Suvarna Parva - Kadamb's 50 glorious years, Ahmedabad, IN

Nov, Dhe Ki Ta, Balbir Singh Dance Company, UK tour

Nov, Ram Lila, Phizzical Productions, Leicester Diwali celebrations, UK
Nov, KrebsFest, Balbir Singh Dance Company, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Oct, Material Men, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, UK tour
Oct, Artist Invites, Balbir Singh Dance Company, Canvas Studios, London, UK
Sept, Material Men, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, UK tour

May, Decreasing Infinity at Between the Notes, Rich Mix, London, UK

Mar-Apr-May, Bayadère - The Ninth Life, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, UK tour
Feb-Apr-May, Tightrope Walker by Kalpana Raghuraman, Toneelschuur, Haarlem, NL tour

Feb-Mar, Jham! by Srishti - Nina Rajarani Dance Creations, UK tour


2014
Dec, Solo Odissi, International Odissi Festival 2014, Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, INOct-Nov, Dance of the Dead Poet by Nicole Kohler, Theater Scala, Gent, BE

Sept, Interface, solo Odissi and contemporary dance, Sutra Dance Theatre, Kuala Lumpur, MY

May, Tightrope Walker, Kalpana Raghuraman, Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Apr, Tightrope Walker, Kalpana Raghuraman, UC Shorts 3, Lets Dance Festival, Leicester, UK

Mar, Triple Bill, Balbir Singh Dance Company, UK tour

Jan, Feb, Jham! Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations, UK tour

Jan, Odissi, Sarasa Natya Mala, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai, IN
 

2013

Strange Blooms, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Tightrope Walker, Kalpana Raghuraman, India Dans Festival, Korzo Theater, Den Haag, NL

Jham! Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations, UK tour

Durga, Nicole Kohler, Capitole, Ghent, BE

2012

Decreasing Infinity, Balbir Singh Dance Company, Tanzmesse, DE

Classic Cut, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, UK and Europe tour

 

2011
Odissi and Nocturne, Moving On, CICD, Leicester, UK

Decreasing Infinity, Balbir Singh Dance Company, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK

TAJ, Sampradaya Dance Creations, Toronto, CA

Decreasing Infinity, Balbir Singh Dance Company, Dublin Dance Festival, IE

An Evening with Akademi, Akademi, RichMix, London, UK

Playball, Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations for Kalanidhi Fine Arts, Toronto, CA

Love is in the Air, Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations & Scarabeus Theatre, UK tour

Nocturne, Resolution! 2011, The Place, London, UK

2010

Love is in the Air, Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations & Scarabeus Theatre, UK tour

Decreasing Infinity, Balbir Singh Dance Company, UK tour

These Are a Few of My Favourite Things, Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations, UK tour

Daredevas, Akademi, Watermans Theatre, Brent, UK

Bharatanatyam solo performance, Nehru Centre, Indian High Commission, London, UK

2009

Daredevas, Akademi, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Odissi solo performance, Nehru Centre, Indian High Commission, London, UK

My Stamping Ground, Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations, UK tour

2008
Playball, Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations & UpSwing UK tour

2007

QUICK! Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations, UK and US tour

2006

Sum of One, Kim McCarthy, Western Australia, AU

Paquita, WAAPA, Margaret Illman, Western Australia, AU

The Red Shoes, West Australian Ballet Company, AU

Kazimir’s Colours, choreography Maurio Bigonzetti, re-staged by Margaret Illmann, AU

Adrift, WAAPA, Sue Peacock, Western Australia, AU

Beyond, WAAPA, Ong Yong Lock, Western Australia, AU

2003-2006
Co-Director, Mudhra Dance Company, Western Australia, AU

Mudhralasya, Odissi, Western Australia, AU
Unity in Diversity, Indian classical and fusion dance, Perth Western Australia, AU

The Opening, Bharatanatyam, Western Australia, AU

2002

Coppeliá, Terri Charlesworth Ballet Centre, His Majesty’s Theatre, Western Australia, AU

Raj & Jane, Stella Johnson, Cockburn Institute of Dance, Western Australia, AU

2002

Tales, Stella Johnson, Cockburn Institute of Dance, Western Australia, AU

2001

Padhaswara - Symphony of Feet, Methodist Ladies College Hall, Perth, Western Australia, AU

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