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OUR TEAM

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Suma Nair

Suma Nair was initiated into Bharatanatyam at a young age under the guidance of Sujatha Suresh. She holds an MFA in Dance Choreography from York University and was awarded the Susan Crocker and John Hunkin Scholarship in Fine Arts for 2014-2015. Her expanse of productions includes Kindred (2016), Transcendence (2016), and a remount of the work "Howzat" for Sampradaya Dance Creations (2017).

She also holds a Master's in Business Management and Mass Communications. With her experience in Event Management, Marketing and Public Relations, Suma Nair blends her existing skill sets with a career in the performing arts. She is currently the Artistic Director of Sampradaya Dance Creations.

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Harikishan S Nair

Hari is a dancer, choreographer, pedagogue and rehearsal director. He is a passionate and critical advocate for equity within the dance sector for practitioners of South Asian dance and a community leader in articulating issues in how these performance aesthetics interface with established institutions of dominant dance presenting/curation in Canada.

Born and raised in Kerala (India) he has been dancing since age 3 and is fluently trained in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi.

 

He has gone on to collaborate, perform, and present his work at numerous dance festivals in India, UK, Canada, and the USA.

He is the Artistic Director of Regatta Kala Kendra. 

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Tanveer Alam

Toronto-based Tanveer Alam started his Kathak training with Sudeshna Maulik and pursued further nuanced learning with the Late guru Sandhya Desai. Alam is a 2019 graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Alam has performed in the works of Rina Singha, Lata Pada, Padmini Chettur, Brandy Leary, Harikishan S. Nair, Sashar Zarif, Lucy Rupert, and Peter Chin. As an emerging choreographer, he has presented work at SummerWorks Festival, Battery Dance Festival +, MAI - Montréal, arts, interculturels, CanAsian Dance Festival: Grit Short Dances, and Tangente.

 

Alam has been supported by Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for the Arts

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