Kavitha Krishnan has many years of dance experience and is trained in Indian Classical Dance (Bharathanatyam). From 2002 to 2007 Kavitha was part of the ASEAN Flagship contemporary dance production, “Realizing Rama” representing Singapore. She is one of the founders and artistic director of contemporary dance company, Maya Dance Theatre (Singapore). Under the direction of Kavitha, the company has staged many productions locally and has toured their works internationally to several festivals and performance venues. Her recent creation, “Gravitate” was presented at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit 2014 at Angers, France and will be presented at the Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre (NY, USA) in June 2014. Kavitha grooms emerging choreographers and dancers through Maya Dance Theatre as well.
Kavitha is also a practicing occupational therapist (OT) for the past 20 years with an MSc degree in Community Services Management from Swansea University (Eldercare/childcare). As a trained dancer and OT, Kavitha uses the benefits of dance to connect with special groups and the community. Over the years, she has initiated and conducted dance activities in several settings such as, mental health, elderly care, special schools, Down Syndrome Association, Singapore (DSA) and other lifestyle and outreach programmes organized by The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, People’s Association (PA), and other non-profit organizations. She also conducts regular dance sessions for clients with mental illness under the Very Special Outstanding Performers (VSOP) programme at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
Kavitha is also the founder and creative director of Apsara Asia, an arts management and performances company that specializes in arts education programme for learning institutions and use of dance/movement for therapeutic values. As much as she enjoys dancing, she brings the same joy to others through this programme.
She is also part of a team that has created the training module for Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) programme in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and also teaches the module at NAFA.
Kavitha shares her passion for dance with all.