37 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209909
19 January and 2 February
Explore the ‘Sound of Dance’ with Nikita through Bharatanatyam. Bharatnatyam is an art form that boasts vibrant musical intricacies in both its musical accompaniments as well as its footwork. The workshop is designed to make one experience dance as the source music instead of dancing to music. It is suitable for beginners and all age 12 and above. Comfortable clothing is advised for all participants.
Lured to the art of Bharatnatyam at a young age, Nikita started formal dance training at the age of 3 with Guru Maalika Girish Panickker and began her journey as a soloist at the age of 8. Her immense passion drove her to obtain a diploma in Bharatnatyam at the age of 13 from SIFAS along with the ‘Best Student Award’ and the title of “Natya Visharad” a high standard of performance in the Diploma examination. She then went on to train under the eminent guru, Smt. Nagamani Srinivasa Rao, sister of late Sri. Adyar Lakshmanan, in Bangalore. Currently, as a company dancer of Apsaras Arts, Nikita has been part of the company’s repertoire productions such as “Agathi- The Plight of the Refugee”, “Anjaneyam – Hanuman’s Ramayana”, “SITA – As Painted by Raja Ravi Varma” and “Alapadma – The Lotus Unfolds” which has toured all over Asia and Europe. She is also trained in Mohiniattam under Kalamandalam Vimala Menon, RAD Ballet and gymnastics. Alongside her professional career in dance, she has modelled for local brands and magazines and debuted in a film. Nikita is currently pursuing a degree in Fashion in LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, and is working on establishing her own fashion label.