Aparnaa Nagesh

The Dancing Queen

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”.

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 Centre, 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. Aparna Nagesh was one of the 20 choreographers shortlisted for the
Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards, 2016. She is currently working towards
setting up the High Kicks Dance Centre - an all-inclusive, performing arts centre and dance
training school 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.


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