May 18, 2017

Aparna Nagesh is a versatile dance professional with over 18 years of training, teaching and  performance experience. She has trained extensively in various dance styles such as Jazz,  Ballet, Contemporary, Latin & Street and now creates contemporary dance theatre work  under her own unique movement vocabulary titled “Global Dance Fusion”.  She is a graduate of the ISVP dance course at Broadway Dance Center, New York with a  certificate of excellence. Currently she runs her own all girl dance ensemble, High Kicks, who  performed at the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Dance Fest, prior to the start of the  Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland in 2014. High Kicks is a platform for talented and  enthusiastic female dancers to explore their potential as performers, teachers and  choreographers. Aparnaa Nagesh was one of the 20 choreographers shortlisted for the  Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards 2016 . She also is the Founder and Artistic  Director of Madras Dance Arts, an all inclusive, performing arts centre and dance training  institute in the city, which will offer comprehensive diplomas and certificates in dance,  performance and choreography.  She has been a teacher of movement therapy at the Lotus Foundation School for Autistic  Children.  She is the recipient of a prestigious TEDx Chennai Star Award, BREW Award for excellence in  Dance and Ba’hai Rose of Ridvan Award. She was also an inspirational speaker/performer at  the TEDx Hindustan Event and the TEDx IIT events held in 2013, and TEDx Infosys in 2016, as  well as the Global Youth Voice event held by AIESEC in 2015. She is also currently a mentor  with the Vital Voices Mentoring Walk held in Chennai in March 2016 and was also an  inspirational speaker/performer at Indian Youth Conclave 2016.