DATE OF BIRTH: 6/10/1987 - NATIONALITY British/ Canadian
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Self Employed – Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher, choreographer and Siva Nanda Hatha Yoga Instructor.
DANCE Qualifications and Awards:
BA/First class Bharatanatyam Graduate, Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai, India, 2009-2013. Main subject: Bharatanatyam. Secondary subject: Carnatic Vocal. Yoga, dance, theory, heritage, history, Folk dance and two years of Kathakali training.
Siva Nanda HATHA Yoga Teacher training course 2013, Sivananda Ashram, Himalayas, Netala, India
Member of the of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO - 2017.
Hidden Idol, London Dec 2014, First prize winner.
Diploma in contemporary Indian dance at Attakalari Center for movement arts in Bangalore, India, 2007-2008. Classes in Contemporary technique, Kalari, Bharatanatyam and Yoga.
RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) ISTD Intermediate Ballet 2007, Edinburgh.
ISTD Intermediate exam in National Dance 2000
One year certification course at Dance for All, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2006-2007.
Techniques studied: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, national and Tap.
Broughton High School, Edinburgh, Specialist Dance Unit from 1999-2003.
Techniques studied: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, tap, Modern. Received Higher SQA qualification in dance.
Solo Performances and choreography Projects:
Dancer for Dance Dialogues - choreographer Seeta Patel (work in progress) Touring throughout UK May 2019.
Dancer for ‘Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found’. Choreographer and artistic direction Shane Shambhu. Work in Progress. Production will be debuted March 2019.
The Natya Project – Summer 2018, three week dance residency with Seeta Patel and Shane Shambhu, ending with a performance at The Mac, Birmingham August 2018
Vyuti Dance Company Bangalore June-August 2017. Final performance at The India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India, August 2017.
Collaborations/choreography projects – Various collaborations with Scottish based musicians and dancers. Performances throughout Scotland i.e. The Edinburgh Fringe festival, Hindu Mandir, Edinburgh University, Melas, Interfaith festivals, Diwali celebrations and fundraising events 2013-2018.
Vision Mechanics Company Production ‘Embrace’. Autumn Tour Scotland 2014. Choreographer and dancer for Folk Dance, Bharatanatyam dance, contemporary dance and movement for silhouette puppetry for this production.
Heads Up’ at Dance Base during the Edinburgh Fringe August 2013.
Main dance productions with Dance Ihayami:
‘Silent Space’ Production, Autumn tour, Scotland 2016/2017
‘Silent Space’ Edinburgh Festival, Dance Base 2016
‘Masala’ Edinburgh Festival, 2016
‘India Flamenco’ at Alba Flamenco Aug 2013 and 2014.
‘Blue Lotus’ Botanical gardens, Edinburgh.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter production. 2013/2014
Various performances at Dance base Edinburgh, Melas, social gatherings, commonwealth etc 2013 – present.
Main Bharatanatyam classes:
Individual/private classes in Bharatanatyam. Following the ISTD syllabus. 2015- present
Teacher for Dance Ihayami’s School. From 2013 – present. http://danceihayami.org/
Outreach Projects: Outreach projects from 2013 to 2017 have included dance with elderly, primary schools, and secondary schools, workshops with carers, disadvantaged communities, children and adults with learning difficulties.
Lunch time Yoga for students and staff of Edinburgh University at Edinburgh University's Chaplaincy, Potter Row, 2013-present
Adults Evening Yoga, Stockbridge House, Cheyne Street, 2015-present.
Yoga for staff – Broughton High School, Edinburgh – 2016 till present
HIGHERS: BROUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 2004
Philosophy B, Drama studies B, Media studies B, Art and design B,