Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I trained as a performer in the Indian Classical Dance style, Bharatanatyam. Over the last 25 years, as a dance artist I have been privileged to work within the various facets of the performing arts. It has been the artist’s and artistic director’s perspective that has largely informed my work. From this core, I have reached out to the cultural sector and organizations in diverse roles such as founder, choreographer, performer, tutor, board member, entrepreneur and advisor. I am also irritatingly positive.
My breadth of experience and interests spill beyond the world of dance, my specialism and includes arts education and the world of arts management.
Most of the things I do are an attempt to deepen my engagement with learning, living beyond self-imposed limitations, discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary and leading a useful and full life.
As I grow older there is a growing pleasure in seeing others, young and old, realising their full potential and discovering new ways of seeing and thinking that can add to the general stock of wisdom for the betterment of all.
Somewhere along the way I started playing with clay. Initially, as a relaxation from dance, it has slowly and steadily crept in further and has become an integral part of my lifestyle. I have finally given in and have a ceramic studio where much play happens integrating performing arts, craft and education.
This year will go down in history as the year of the pandemic, but for me, it also marks the beginning of a serious immersion into the world of dance and clay as a doctoral student.