Aparna Nagesh

Joined Aug 2019
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About Me

I am a dancer/choreographer/actor/activist with over 21 years of experience onstage, on camera and teaching. A graduate of the Broadway Dance Centre, New York, I am also currently the artistic director/founder of High Kicks Dance, a dance collaborative that emphasises learning, performance and community. The globally renowned High Kicks Ensemble is the performance wing of this company and creates relevant and meaningful dance theatre work.
I work with accessibility in dance, creating syllabus of dance, drama and movement and I teach various age groups. I also conduct workshops on movement through The Move Project, which aims to integrate functional movement and dance enjoyment into daily practice, irrespective of skill set. I also am a professional speaker and have spoken at various TEDx events and Global Youth/women centric events. I dabble in theatre and acting for camera occassionally and love to write. I create dance theatre productions with my ensemble, the High Kicks Ensemble

My Vision

Creating change from the grassroots level, encouraging young women to take up space, arts activism.


Funding, Network and platforms to create dance theatre work that speaks to, from and about the audiences.


Organising, planning, processes, creating, directing, bringing ideas to life
Mobilising resources are areas where I can offer my skills.


Economic PowerEducation EqualityEmpowering GirlsEngaging Men and Boys in Gender EqualityGender-based ViolenceHuman Rights for WomenWomen and the EnvironmentWomen in LeadershipWomen's Health