Artistic Director

Krishna Zivraj-Nair

Krishna is a Bharatanatyam artist, teacher, performer, and choreographer. She runs the award-winning dance school Sanskruti Cambridge, which is now 15 years old. Krishna received the Nritya Ratna Award from India for her contribution to the arts. Krishna’s work has been endorsed by Akademi’s UTKARSH award, One Dance Teaching Mentoring programme, given to those identified as future leaders and ISTD Bursary Award in recognition for her teaching skills. She was also selected as an artist for Mercury Creatives Artist Development Programme. Krishna’s artistic vision is to create dance theatre for children and families that is rooted in south-Asian heritage but at the same time be relevant to British society, which consists of diverse ethnicities. Her role behind the scenes includes researching and developing new choreography ideas, establishing collaborations with partners and stakeholders and overviewing production and audience development with her team members.