The Artistic Directors

Shrinkhala is the brain child of Ms. Tanushri Roy and Mr. Nikhil Lal, exponents of 

 Kathak, Contemporary and Mayurbhanj Chhau dance forms. After having

 completed their masters from leading Indian institutes of dance and music, they 

have performed in prestigious festivals all over India and represented India in 

more than thirty five countries. These include the United Kingdom, Russia, 

China, Canada, Sri- Lanka, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Brazil, Austria amongst others.

Tanushri is a graduate from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, a former

 national level basketball player and the recipient of the Gold award, Duke of 
Edinburgh. She completed her formal training from Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.

She is further certified in Indian folk dance, Indian Contemporary and 

Hindustani classical music. Nikhil trained under the sincere tutelage of Sh. Santosh Nair (Contemporary) and Guru Janmey Joy Sai Babu (Mayurbhanj Chhau). Thus gaining equal proficiency in modern and Indian contemporary (Uday Shankar style) and Chhau. At a professional level, he has worked internationally with the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of External Affairs

Govt.of India and has also choreographed for various Bollywood movies. 

Together, they work as a team to create socially relevant artistic productions in 

diverse philosophical and historical contexts. 

National & International Projects

(Choreographer / Performer)

  • Festival of India in South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and the U.K.

  • Fringe International Arts Festival, Edinburgh, U.K.

  • Indian Dance Festival, Moscow

  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations- Brazil, West Indies, Dubai, Austria, Norway

  • Performed in Hong Kong, Macau, Sri Lanka, Canada, South Africa, Tanzania, Brazil

  • Received fully paid scholarships to projects in Japan, China.

  • Collaboration with Devika Dance Theatre, London.

  • Kala Nidhi Dance Festival, Canada

  • Sangeet Natak Academy- Bhopal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Vietnam, New Delhi, Manipur, Agartala, Mumbai, Udaipur, Pune.

  • Lokchhanda-Ghana (Africa), Korea, Goa, Jaipur, Imphal, New Delhi, Kolkata.

  • Lok Rang Festival, Bhopal.

  • Chhau Dance Festival ,Bhubaneshwar

  • NCPA Dance Festival, Mumbai

  • Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai

  • Attakalari Dance Festival, Bangalore

  • Uday Shankar Dance Festival, Kolkata

  • Narendra Sharma Dance Festival, New Delhi

  • Sanskriti Mahotsava, Ministry of Culture.

  • Bhopal Samaroh, Madhya Pradesh.

  • Jaipur Samaroh, Rajasthan Utsav

  • Delhi International Arts Festival

  • Youth Festival, New Delhi

  • Goa International Art Festival

  • Vasant Utsav, Kalasharam, New Delhi

  • Quarter Dance Festival, New Delhi

  • Bharat Mahotsav, New Delhi

  • Sahitya Kala Parishad- Yudh Festival, Rang Festival, New Delhi

  • Narendra Sharma Dance Festival

  • Rajiv Gandhi Samaroh.

  • Bhagidari, Govt. of Delhi.

  • Chaman Lal Dance Festival

  • Bharat Parv, Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi

  • Kathak Mahotsav, New Delhi

  • CLASSIC festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance- New Delhi, Tripura, Kolkata, Chandigarh.

  • Musical Opera with Anthon at Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi

  • Physical Theatre project with the National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA)- Bombay, Pune, New Delhi, Bangalore.

  • Choreographed an Indian Classical Fusion dance with 50 dancers for an event by the Lalit Kala Akademi.

  • Executed a project with 100 folk dancers- First International Kala Mela, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.

  • Undertook a social initiative project for cancer patients- Cd Foundation, ONGC New Delhi.

  • ‘Ya Devi’ with Devika Dance Theatre, New Delhi, to raise awareness and generate support for orphans of Katyayani Balika Ashram.

  • Choreographed numerous event shows, school annual days, college productions eg. DPS International, Pathways World School, Air Force School, Birla Vidya Niketan, Gargi College etc.

  • Repuplic Day choreographies

  • Executed numerous corporate shows for Indian Oil, ONGC, SBI etc.

  • Done over 500 shows at various venues across India including festivals under ICCR, Sangeet Natak Academy, Sahitya Kala Parishad, other Govt. departments, Kathak Kendra etc. Worked in productions of- Pt. Rajendra Gangani, Smt. Vaswati Misra, Smt. Saroja Vaidyanathan, Smt. Sonal Mansingh, Smt. Gitanjali Lal etc.

  • 1st Runner’s Up in India’s Got Talent, Colours Channel, 2012

  • Entertainment Ke LIye Kuch Bhi Karega, Sony TV, 2014

  • Choreographed 1st 360 degree music album of Daler Mehndi.

  • Choreographed 15 in-house productions- Aankhin Dekhi, Mahishasura Mardini, Samanvaye, Gati, Yoddha, Ardhanarishvara, Shiva-Shakti, Prakritaav, Narisimha, Yasodhara, Krishna Katha, Ritu Rang, Nrityangana. 

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