Kathak Dancer & Choreographer, Yoga & Pilates
Hello everyone 🙂 !
NAME: Ines S.
DIET: Healthy eating habits
WAY of LIFE: Dancing
MOTO: “True art takes note not merely of form but also of what lies behind.”
A little about me:
I am a young and perspective dancer of Kathak, a dance form of Northern India. Having strong roots in contemporary dance and classical ballet, I naturally put emphasis on the dance technique, presenting traditional and authentic kathak, characterised with intricate footwork and fast spins. My charm enriched performance, graceful expressions and beautiful lines, reflect the beauty of the Lucknow gharana of kathak.
I started learning kathak in 2005. In 2007, I was accepted to Kalashram academy, Dance Institute, to study under a world renowned teacher and choreographer, the great Kathak legend Padmavibhshan Pandit Birju Maharaj, in New Delhi India.
In 2012, I was awarded a scholarship from the Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR) to pursue my dance training at the National Institute of Kathak Dance, Kathak Kendra. I have been granted the prestigious ICCR scholarship for all the five years of my studies and completed three years of Honours, and two years of Post graduation Course under the tutelage of Guru Jai Kishan Maharaj.
Aside from kathak, I also studied tabla (Indian
I was born in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and from my earliest childhood I have been in love with the art of dancing. I started my dance journey at the very tender age of five in rhythmic and dance gymnastic, and a few years later – during my primary school education – I started training different forms of dancing, classical ballet and contemporary dance. At that young age of 12, I also got attracted and introduced to Indian philosophy and yoga, which I then also began practicing.
From 1999-2003, during my secondary school education, I attended the ”School of Contemporary Dance Ana Maletic” (High school for dance & rhythmic) in Zagreb, methods of which are based on Rudolf Laban’s theory of dance.
3-year Honours Diploma in Kathak (Yoga, Tabla) at Kathak Kendra, National Institute for Kathak Dance, New Delhi
2-year Post Diploma in Kathak (Yoga, Tabla)at Kathak Kendra, National Institute for Kathak Dance, New Delhi
Yoga Teacher Certification at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi
Pilates Body Technique Instructor at University of Kinesiology, Zagreb
Aerobic and Fitness Instructor, Prosport Academy, Zagreb
Contemporary dance and Ballet Dancer Teacher and Choreographer, Ana Maletic Modern dance institute, Zagreb
Reiki I & II Level, Zagreb
Essenian Healing Zagreb
NLP practitioner Zagreb