With over 18 years of dance experience, Ida is a Kathak dancer who trained under guru Shri. Harish Gangani. She has trained across all three gharanas (styles) of Kathak – Lucknow, Jaipur and Banaras. Ida was one of the youngest to complete her diploma in Kathak and went on to complete her bachelor degree in the dance form. Ida also attended the Terence Lewis Dance Academy in Mumbai, and later moved to Melbourne where she completed her Honours in Psychology at Melbourne Uni. An experienced performer, Ida has graced the stage across India, Europe and Australia. Ida currently performs with Sapphire Dance as a Bollywood & Kathak dancer-choreographer. Ida teaches “Bolly Kathak”, a concept merging classical and commercial arts forms of India. Read our interview with Ida in our dance blog!
Ida teaches the following courses at Studio J (click on each course for details):
- Bolly-Kathak (Open Level): Wednesdays 7.15pm
- Bolly-Kathak (Beginner): Saturdays 10.45am
- Bolly-Kathak (Intermediate): Saturdays 12pm
- Kathak Technique (Beginner): Saturdays 1.30pm
All the above courses are also available to learn ONLINE, world-wide: Click here to view our online courses