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Ankh- 'Ankh dance is a company set up by renowned Kathak exponent & guru Gauri Sharma Tripathi. The ethos of Ankh is to stay rooted to their dance form of Kathak while integrating with other styles and art forms thus taking Kathak to a new horizon. The company is based in Mumbai and London and has many performances under their cap, both national and international. '

Arunima Kumar is one of Britain's most celebrated, award winning Kuchipudi dancers, teachers, choreographers, producer and strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in Arts & culture, she is the Founder/Artistic Director of Britain's largest Kuchipudi institution with over 150 students across 5 countries . Arunima is the recipient of the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskaar , awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi (President of India )2010 , FICCI FLO award 2017, Global Icon award 2018 , Stardust award for Arts 2019, She Inspires award (presented at House of Lords)2017, Woman of the Year award 2018, Asian woman of achievement , Woman of Substance 2019, She’s Mercedes title awarded by Benz 2019 , BBCshorts and several awards and commissions by Arts Council England .

Arunima is an empaneled established artist of ICCR , Ministry of External Affairs and has represented India as a cultural Ambassador In over 2000 performances with over 2 million in audiences across 50+ countries at historic sites , including for the India UK year of Culture at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty the Queen produced by Akademi, for Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Wembley and Science Museum, Olympics torch parade 2012, Rashtrapati Bhawan for former Late President Abdul Kalam , Khajuraho festival , Namaste Stockholm , Commonwealth games, Sydney Opera house, Rio Festival , Sadler's Wells , Royal Opera house, European Parliament in Brussels , South Bank Centre, Westminster Abbey , Guildhall for City Mayor, Trafalgar Square etc She Is the head of Kuchipudi faculty at Bhavan London and produces the largest Inclusive Intergenerational festival of Kuchipudi in London each year promoting 75+ artists.

Arunima also works in dance therapy in Chelsea hospitals , Tihar prison. During the pandemic, Arunima Kumar Dance company has delivered over 400 + online sessions engaging over 100,000 in digital audiences through Project EKATRA - TOGETHER WE CAN

She graduated from St Stephens college in Economics , holds a MSc Finance degree from LSE , is a National Gold medallist pistol shooter and has worked in Bollywood. She gave up her illustrious corporate career to focus on promotion of Indian arts and culture and serve the diaspora and communities as a strong advocate for India as a cultural leader .Suhani Dhanki Mody -

A disciple of eminent performing academician Guru Dr. Sandhya Purecha, Suhani has been learning the Thanjavur tradition of Bharatanatyam in the Shastra and Sampradaya methodology. She has completed her Masters in Dance - Bharatanatyam with a Gold Medal from the Bharata College of Fine Arts & Culture, is a recipient of the National Scholarship to Young Artists awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, a graded artist of the Doordarshan and is qualified with the CBSE-NET Examination for Professorship in Performing Arts and has been performing across India and UK. Suhani also works as an Actor and has featured on prime-time Indian television shows and theatricals in the lead role.