(1973-79) Trained in classical ballet with Royal Academy of Dance. Was taught by: Dame Louise Browne OBE (At the Royal Academy scholarship center), Dorothy Stevens OBE , Vassilav Trunoff.
(1986-91) Taught 'Majors' (professional exams) in classical ballet for a boarding performing arts academy in Yorkshire (covering for majors Royal Academy of Dance examiners). Taught as a guest teacher for classical ballet academies in England, USA ,and Greece.
Trained in Tae kwon do. Held martial arts titles, English champion, Northern champion and British champion in her division in tae kwon do, 1985-87.
Asian (North Indian) Dance
(1988-93) Trained in
Bharata Natyam by Tyra Mughal and Kathak by Minoo Lord (from the school
of Biju Maharaj). Turned to film dance, taking the style back to its early
golden era of epic dances in epic films and presenting it to family audiences
from the Pakistani and Indian communities throughout Europe, Asia and
America . She performed at concerts, Melas, religious festivals, major
weddings and TV. Her performances received rave reviews in India Abroad,
Asian Times, daily Jang (urdu daily broad sheet ), Ravi (Urdu newspaper),
and in major UK national press, The Guardian, The Times Educational Supplement,
Daily Express. Has appeared on BBC TV, ITV networks, Nawrang (Asian/North
Indian program on ITV) Network East.
Her photograph was used frequently to promote Indian arts/dance and was extensively used by the Commonwealth Institute (an international UK based organization) to promote the opening of the Victoria and Albert Museum Asian collection.
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