Shrikant has been performing , teaching and conducting workshops in Bharatanatyam for over 2 decades. A passionate dancer, he has worked his way through the evolutionary processes from performance to instruction to composition. Shrikant has performed extensively in India, United States, Honkong Great Britain and Australia and continues his tours when the opportunity arises.
Shrikant is a masters degree holder in south Asian dance studies with a specific focus on the gender studies in dance anthropology from the University of Roehampton in London and an MA degree holder in performing arts from Nalanda Dance Research Centre in India. With his training from the Kalakshetra school of Bharatanatyam from various teachers and English theatre practitioners in the UK Shrikant strives to acquire new structures within the parameters of classical Bharatanatyam vocabulary and aims to create a paradigm of movements drawn from his own personal journey as a global dancer in the world at large.
At present Shrikant resides in the UK and works extensively as a workshop leader with older people with disability, young children and teenagers with learning disabilities and Autism. He also facilitates talks and conferences for artists to discuss collaborative journeys and academic papers. He runs his own dance school called ‘SS dance’ in West Yorkshire, UK where he imparts training in Bharatanatyam. He also works with ‘Dance exchange’ in Birmingham in the UK to facilitate high standards of Bharatanatyam training to young people between the age of 11 to 18 years of age with contemporary dance techniques and yoga.
He works extensively as a performer in various sectors of dance education in the UK and collaborates with various non South asian artists to voice his passionate feelings on varied contemporary topics around environment, architecture and philosophy.