Dancers who work with inDANCE come from a variety of dance backgrounds and bring to the company, technique and aesthetic expertise that moves the company in ever-expanding directions. inDANCE draws from a pool of both independent freelance dancers as well as permanent company members. All dancers undergo an intensive training period with Krishnan in Bharatanatyam technique before performing in his choreography.
Nalin Bisnath is a Toronto-based dancer, training in Bharatanatyam for more than a decade with Hari Krishnan. She has danced with inDANCE since 2002 in Canada, USA & India. She is also the company's rehearsal director. Performance credits with inDANCE include Mixed Signals, Bollywood Hopscotch, Deities Four, play, Mixed!, Recipes for Curry, Purnima/Full Moon, SOLO, Firecracker, 5 Gods, 2 Kings and the Frog Princess, The King's Salon, Box, Fallen Rain and Nine.
Sreyashi Chakraborti is a Toronto- based dancer. She has been trained in Bharatanatyam by Hari Krishnan and has danced with inDANCE since 2002. Performance credits with inDANCE include Mixed Signals, Bollywood Hopscotch, Deities Four, play, Mixed!, Purnima/Full Moon, The King's Salon, Fallen Rain and Nine.
Paul Charbonneau began his artistic training exploring theatre and dance in various establishments & organizations back home in Sudbury. After making the move to the big city in 2006, he began his professional training at Ryerson University in Dance Performance. He has had had the opportunity to work with such inspiring dance artists as Piotr Beirnat, William Young, Daril Tracey, Courtnae Bowman, Donald Sales, Robert Glumback & Hari Krishnan. He has been performing with inDANCE since 2009 in Toronto & New York City.
Beth Despres earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance at York University & has a Masters degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. Born and raised in Ottawa, she has had the honour to work with choreographers such as Denise Fujiwara, Hari Krishnan, Michael Sean Marye, Andrea Nann, Motaz Kabbani, Tracey Norman, Jesse Dell, & Lucie Carmen Gregoire. In addition to being meticulously trained in ballet & modern dance, she has studied Flamenco, Butoh, & Classical Indian dance. Performance credits with inDANCE in Canada and USA include Bollywood Hopscotch, Exhalations, Owning Shadows, Mixed!, Inverse, Recipes for Curry and Nine.
Hiroshi Miyamoto has performed nationally & internationally in the numerous choreographies in diverse styles including in his own choreographies. He is a co-founder/member of Green Tea: a collective of Japanese contemporary dancers in Toronto & also a collective member of 3M Dances. He co-created his first full length contemporary work "Mango Cherry Mix" with Navtej Johar and performed in New Delhi, Calcutta & Montreal in spring 2009. It has been chosen as one the three best dance works of 2009 by Timeout Magazine, Delhi. It will be presented by inDANCE in this coming summer 2010 in Toronto. Hiroshi has been performing with inDANCE since 2003 in Canada, USA & India. He is also inDANCE's rehearsal director.
Shobana Raveendran is a Toronto-based dancer. She has studied with Rajini Kulendran and is currently training with Hari Krishnan. She has been dancing with inDANCE since 2005 in Canada and the USA. Bollywood Hopscotch, Deities Four, play, Mixed!, Purnima/Full Moon, Firecracker, The King's Salon and Fallen Rain.
Masumi Sato is originally from the Chiba prefecture of Japan. In 1998, Masumi came to Toronto to further herself in the art of modern dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre & she graduated from their Professional Dance Program in 2001. She works closely with fellow dancers and choreographers Keiko Ninomiya & Hiroshi K. Miyamoto. Performance credits with inDANCE include Bollywood Hopscotch, Mixed!, Exhalations, Recipes for Curry, Inverse & Firecracker.
Vinod Para is a Toronto-based Bharatanatyam dancer currently dancing with inDANCE. He is one of few male Bharatanatyam dancers in Canada. Vinod trained initially at the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society. Since moving to Canada, he has trained under teachers from the Scarborough area. Since 2007, Vinod has been undergoing advanced training in Bharatanatyam with Hari Krishnan. He has been dancing with inDANCE since 2009 in Toronto, Ottawa, St. Catharines & New York City. Credits with inDANCE in Canada & USA include Firecracker, Bollywood Hopscotch, The King's Salon, Fallen Rain and Nine
Vaaraki Wijayaraj is a Toronto based dancer and musicians. Along with Karnatak vocal music, Vaaraki concomitantly pursues the study of Bharatanatyam dance, and the mridangam drum and violin in the Karnatak style as well. Trained in vocal music by Smt. Raji Gopalakrishnan (Chennai), she recently won the "Best Performer Award" from Sri Parathsarathy Swami Sabha (Chennai) awarded by eminent musician Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, and also won the "Talent Competition" at the Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana festival. Vaaraki has also been fortunate to perform as a soloist in the 2009 and 2010 December Music Seasons in Chennai, India. Performance credits with inDANCE include Fallen Rain and Nine.
Emily Watts is a New York-based performer & arts administrator. Credits include Amnesia Wars' vaudeville performance in Times Square, Chashama's storefront window project on 42nd Street, Ballet Iowa, The Neuman Dance Project, & Iowa Dance Theater as well as guest teaching atWesleyan University, The New School, & NYU. Emily has been performing for inDANCE since 2003 in appearances at multiple venues across the US, Canada, and India. Performance credits with inDANCE include Bollywood Hopscotch, Exhalations, Black and White in COLOR, Owning Shadows, Box and Firecracker. A graduate of Wesleyan University's Dance Department, when not performing she runs the arts liability insurance program at Fractured Atlas, a national arts service organization.