Archana Kumar | Vidyashilp University Faculty

Ms. Archana Kumar

Adjunct Faculty, School of Liberal Arts and Design Studies,
Introduction to Indian Classical Dance & Movement,,
Cornish College of Arts, Seattle, WA,
Fundamentals of Indian Classical Dance, Kathak,
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA,
Certified Lifestyle Coach, Urban Fitness, Bangalore,
B.S. in Psychology & General Studies, City University, Seattle, WA,
B.Sc in Biology & Chemistry, Bangalore University,
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Biography
Professional Education
Teaching Courses
Research Interests
Biography

Archana Kumar is an international, professional performance artist, dancer and actor whose heart thrives on stage and film with a few films already released on OTT platforms. She prefers to speak of the uncomfortable truths, picking everything out from under the rug. Her solos & choreographies are evocative, bold & raw. Her movement training started with Baratanatyam, to Kathak to Flamenco, Modern dance techniques & Contact Improvisation during her 11-year residence in USA. She was also extensively trained in Butoh and Physical theater (2005-2019) from her late mentor Hiroshi Ohashi (Tokyo, Japan) through a collaborative project, “Asia Meets Asia” which continues to date. She has performed around USA, Canada, in China, Indonesia, South Korea & extensively in Japan. She now trains others in Kathak, Flamenco, Irish and Contemporary dance. She is a certified Lifestyle Coach with a Bangalore based organization, Urban Fitness, and a seasoned Hindustani Indian classical vocalist.


Professional Education
  • B.Sc in Biology, Chemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India - 2000
  • B.S. in Psychology & General Studies, City University, Seattle, WA - 2002

Teaching Courses
  • Introduction to Indian Classical Dance & Movement, Cornish College of Arts, Seattle, WA- 2007-08
  • Fundamentals of Indian Classical Dance, Kathak, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA - 2010
  • Choreographer for the Spring Fest, Northwestern University, Evanston,IL, USA- 2010

Research Interests
  • Integrating movement concepts with sciences
  • Philosophy behind Communication, through Physical theatre practice
  • Building Teamwork & Leadership Skills through Fundamentals of Theater

Archana Kumar is an international, professional performance artist, dancer and actor whose heart thrives on stage and film with a few films already released on OTT platforms. She prefers to speak of the uncomfortable truths, picking everything out from under the rug. Her solos & choreographies are evocative, bold & raw. Her movement training started with Baratanatyam, to Kathak to Flamenco, Modern dance techniques & Contact Improvisation during her 11-year residence in USA. She was also extensively trained in Butoh and Physical theater (2005-2019) from her late mentor Hiroshi Ohashi (Tokyo, Japan) through a collaborative project, “Asia Meets Asia” which continues to date. She has performed around USA, Canada, in China, Indonesia, South Korea & extensively in Japan. She now trains others in Kathak, Flamenco, Irish and Contemporary dance. She is a certified Lifestyle Coach with a Bangalore based organization, Urban Fitness, and a seasoned Hindustani Indian classical vocalist.

  • B.Sc in Biology, Chemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India - 2000
  • B.S. in Psychology & General Studies, City University, Seattle, WA - 2002
  • Introduction to Indian Classical Dance & Movement, Cornish College of Arts, Seattle, WA- 2007-08
  • Fundamentals of Indian Classical Dance, Kathak, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA - 2010
  • Choreographer for the Spring Fest, Northwestern University, Evanston,IL, USA- 2010
  • Integrating movement concepts with sciences
  • Philosophy behind Communication, through Physical theatre practice
  • Building Teamwork & Leadership Skills through Fundamentals of Theater
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