Seeta Patel

Born in London, Seeta Patel began training in Bharatanatyam under the guidance of Kiran Ratna in 1990 and has since worked with a range of Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance professionals including Mavin Khoo, Padma Shri Adyar K Lakshman, Pushkala Gopal, Darshan Singh Bhuller and more.

Patel has toured with DV8 Physical Theatre, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, David Hughes Dance Company and Mavin Khoo Dance amongst others.

She presented her solo classical London debut, Shringara: Journey of Desire to a sold out audience at The Clore Upstairs, Royal Opera House (June 2009), and went on to tour the UK in 2010/11. She has subsequently presented solo classical works Dancing My Siva, and more recently, Something Then, Something Now to sold out audiences at Sadler’s Wells and the Purcell Room, followed by a UK tour and shows in India and Portugal.

She produced an award-winning short dance film, The Art of Defining Me in 2013, which gained national and international acclaim. Seeta was a judge, mentor and advisor for the first ever BBC Young Dancer Competition in 2015.

She choreographed a new play at Theatre Royal Stratford East called The House of In Between and began researching her latest work Australia funded by the Artists’ International Development Fund last year.  Seeta recently received the Washington S&R Award for her work championing Bharatanatyam in the diaspora.