Aparna Sindhoor is director of Navarasa Dance Theater, where she creates unique dance-theater and tours around the world. She is a leading exponent of the Mysore style of Bharatanatyam, trained for fifteen years with legendary palace dancerVenkatalakshamma. She has a PhD in dance from Boston University. Sindhoor received Creation Award from NPN and was nominated for Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Choreography. She teaches dance, yoga, Kalarippayattu martial arts, and theater. She has performed at the Lincoln Center and is an RDDI artist (NEFA) and was an artist in residence at the Bates Dance Festival, East West Players, Asian Art Museum, and Brandeis University. She has choreographed for films and for Cirque du Soliel fame Franco Dragone’s circus in Germany.