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Dance Artists



Arunima kumar

(Guest Artist, Principal Dancer)


Rain De Rye Barrett

(Guest Artist, Principal Dancer)


Ni Madé Pujawati

(Guest Artist, Soloist, Ensemble)


Tom Roche

(soloist, ensemble)


 


Arunima Kumar

Born in New Delhi, India, Arunima is one of India's most versatile leading temple dancers and is the recipient of the National Academy of the Republic of India’s prestigious Young Dancer Award.  She has recently danced for the President of India and has just appeared in her first Bollywood film, Rajneeti: The Politics of the Raj.  Arunima has given performances and lecture demonstrations in 15 countries including the Sydney Opera House, Royal Opera House in London, Southbank Centre, London, Canberra Festival, EXPO Lisbon, Khajuraho Festival and Brahma Gana Sabha, India.  

http://www.artindia.net/arunima/contact.html

“Arunima Kumar danced her way into the hearts of the discerning Delhi audience with a programme of temple dance pieces. A dancer full of promise.”

Dr. Sunil Kothari, Times Of India.






Rain De Rye Barrett

(Guest Artist, Principal Dancer)

 Born in Kingston Upon Thames, Rain trained at Blacksell Arts Centre,Laban and London Studio Centre.The companies Rain has danced with are: Bejart Ballet (Bolero), Discovery Dance CO., Images of Dance “Wayne Sleep’s Wizard of Oz”, Nu-Tempo Dance Co and The English National Opera “Mikado” “The Magic Flute” “Candide” and “Aida”.He has completed four world tours in the roles of the Private Secratary and as one of the Big Swans in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake . Rain was one of the original cast members and first cover to Gepetto in the ROH production of William Tuckett's Pinocchio. Recently he has appeared in soloist and ensemble parts in David McVicar's Royal Gala production of Aida, Alistair Marriott's Czarina's Slippers, Michael Keegan Dolan's Rakes Progress, and in Placido Domingo's last performance Simon Boccanegro at the Royal Opera House mainstage.













Ni Madé Pujawati

(Guest Artist, Soloist, Ensemble)

Born in Bali,Madé Pujawati trained at the Indonesian Institute of arts. In 2000, she moved to live permanently in London, UK, where she set up her own dance company.Ni Madé Pujawati is dancer-in-residence with the London-based Gamelan Lila Cita and also regular dancer with the South Bank Javanese gamelan. She has also explored performing Balinese dance-opera in English to make it accessible to Western audiences.








Tom Roche
(Soloist, ensemble)

Born in 1991 and raised in Hastings town, Tom started dancing at the age of fifteen when he saw Michael Jackson's video to Beat it! Since then he has been teaching himself the Jackson style. He has also recently been exploring Popping, Locking and Breakdancing as an extension to the Jackson style.  He has also been a member of the National Youth Theatre in 2007. Recently Tom danced in the semi finals of the BBC 3 show, Move Like Michael Jackson. A winner of Hasting’s Got Talent, Tom currently runs extremely successful street dance classes in Hastings and is now training with the company in classical ballet, contemporary and temple dance.