Sakshi Kumar is a creative director & founder of ‘Sanskriti-A School of Indian Performing Arts’ in Sydney ,Australia. She completed her schooling from Convent of Jesus & Mary, New Delhi, India and is a Mathematics graduate from Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi . She is a trained Kathak dancer trained under the tutelage of Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj(s/o Pt. Birju Maharaj) from the leading institute of Kathak- Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. She started learning Kathak when she was eight.She is a topper of Kathak Kendra,2012 and a graded artist of Doordarshan .She has also worked worked with Embassy of India, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan as a Cultural Ambassador of India to Kyrgyzstan through ICCR. She has performed extensively in India and abroad.Furthermore,she has completed her Arengettam in Kathakali under Guru Sh. Jagadeesan Nair Thiruvattar from The International Centre for Kathakali, New Delhi in 2018.Click on the link below for video.
Sakshi is married to Suresh Kumar-a young and energetic Mayurbhanj Chhau exponent and choreographer who took his training from Guru J.J. Sai Babu . He is also trained in Kathakali from Guru Sh. Jagadeesan Nair Thiruvattar at The International Centre of Kathakali, New Delhi and furthermore he is also trained in contemporary style of dancing. He has performed extensively in India and abroad. Sakshi and Suresh recently did a production 'JUGALBANDI'- an amalgamation of 2 classical dances- Kathak and Chhau. Click on the link below for video.
Sakshi taught in various dance schools of Bishkek and had over a 100 students in Kyrgyzstan. Sakshi was immensely loved by the Kyrgyz people and she left no stone unturned to make Indian culture reach the hearts of people. Her students performed in various events of Embassy of India and other cultural events of the country. Click on the link below for video.