Seeta Patel

Dancer & Choreographer

Born in London, Seeta began training under the guidance of Kiran Ratna in 1990 and has since worked with a range of Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance professionals. She furthered her studies in Bharatanatyam under the guidance of Mavin Khoo, Padma Shri Adyar K Lakshman, Meena Raman and Pushkala Gopal. She has also worked with Professor C.V. Chandrashekar and Liz Lea.

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

She was awarded the Lisa Ullmann Travel Scholarship to study in India (2005) and at the New York Film Academy (2013).

Seeta has presented solo and ensemble work at the Purcell room and Royal Opera House: ROH2 (First Light - 2014, Shringara - 2009, Alter Ego – 2007, She Was Still… - 2005/6, Last One Standing – 2010, Cycle of Change – 2005).

Seeta presented her London debut as a classical soloist to a sold out audience at The Clore Upstairs, Royal Opera House, June 2009. The performance (Shringara: Journey of Desire) was extremely well received, and Seeta completed a successful UK tour with live musical accompaniment including lead vocals by Pushkala Gopal in 2010/11.

Over the past 12 years, Seeta has received numerous awards and bursaries for her creative and professional development.

More recently Seeta has branched out into the field of dance on screen and film. The first film she produced, The Art of Defining Me in 2013, gained national and international acclaim and won several awards in the independent film/dance on screen circuit.

The constantly growing world of contemporary South Asian Dance is developing as an integral part of the international dance world and Seeta Patel aims to be a part of producing high quality and thought provoking work.

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Seeta behind the camera