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 and the Campus Law Centre, 

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. She is also a certified Mediator. A former national level  basketball player, she is  the recipient of the Gold award, Duke of Edinburgh and University awards for being the 'Best All Rounder.' She completed her formal training from Kathak Kendra, New Delhi and has a Masters Degree from the Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. She is further certified in Indian folk dance, Indian Contemporary  and Hindustani classical music. Currently she is on cultural expert committees of various Ministries of the Government of India.


Nikhil is trained in Contemporary and Mayurbhanj Chhau under the sincere tutelage of National award winning gurus. He has thus gained equal proficiency in modern and Indian contemporary and Chhau danceforms. 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, Mexico 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

  • 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.

  • International conferences- Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Singapore, Dubai.

  • 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, Red Fort, New Delhi

  • Kathak Mahotsav, New Delhi

  • Soorya India Dance Festival, Kerala

  • Swaralaya Dance festival, Palakkad

  • Bhatkhande Festival, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh.

  • Kabir Utsav, New Delhi

  • International Kala Mela, Lalit Kala Academy at IGNCA.

  • Gurudeva Rabindranath Tagore, National Gallery of Modern Art. 

  • Women's Empowerment program- National Institute of Gender Justice.

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

  • World Book Fair, National Book Trust, India. 

  • Fit India Movement: Sirifort Sports Complex.

  • Inauguration for Rotary International program.

  • Inkpot Conclave: Performance and Award, Taj Ambassador, New Delhi

  • Saksham: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

  • Incredible India: FICCI, APEDA, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Bureau of Indian Standards.

  • Sansad Samman Samaroh: Rajasthan Academy and Rajasthan Sansthan Sangh

  • 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, IP College for Women, Kamla Nehru College, Jesus and Mary College, Ashoka University etc.

  • Republic Day choreographies

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

  • Projects in collaboration with various embassies. 

  • Done over 1000 shows at various venues across India including festivals under ICCR, Sangeet Natak Academy, Sahitya Kala Parishad, other Govt. departments, Kathak Kendra 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.

  • Live telecast of productions in Doordarshan; Interview on DD National and All India Radio.

  • Choreographed 17 in-house productions- Aatmadarshanam, Aankhin Dekhi, Mahishasura Mardini, Shivoham, Incredible India, Vasudeva Kutumbakam, Samanvaye, Gati, Yoddha, Ardhanarishvara, Shiva-Shakti, Prakritaav, Narisimha, Yasodhara, Krishna Katha, Ritu Rang, Nrityangana. Presented in India Habitat Centre, India International Centre, Kamani Auditorium, LTG Auditorium, Sri Ram Centre, NDMC Convention Centre etc.