Alka Nayyar. Regional credits include The Jungle Book (2013) at the Huntington. Jefferson Award-nominated choreography for The Masrayana (Prop and Rasaka Theatre Company), Merchant of Venice (Silk Road Rising), A Passage to India (Vitalist Theatre), Djamileh (Chicago Cultural Center), Haroun and the Sea of Stories(Halcyon Theatre), The Piano Tuner (Lifeline Theatre), and thinkTank: An Immigrant Class and thinkTank: American Ethnic (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company). Other credits include Thirst (Stage Left Theatre’s LeapFest), After Dark (Art Institute of Chicago with Collaboraction), Around the World in 80 Days (Theatre-Hikes), Pacific Overtures (Porchlight Music Theatre), Yoni Ki Baat ( Rasaka Theatre Company), and A Night at the Oscars (Chicago Humanities Festival). Ms. Nayyar teaches dance through her organization Chitrahar at the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Menomonee Club and is a communications professional with a BA in Linguistics from the University of Chicago.