Somya Kautia is a graduate of the Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center, New York. She started dancing at India Dans Theater, New Delhi, India in 2010, where she obtained a Diploma in Dance. Somya has a combined teaching experience of 8 years in Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary.
In the last two years, Somya has been intrigued to study movement more for which she did two intensives with faculty and artists from Europe. One was in Kamshet called ‘Moksha’ and Second one was in Paris, ‘The Paris Summer Academy’. Her recent study revolves around Contact Improvisation, for her it’s a beautiful tool of studying self through moving/interacting with other bodies and helps breaking out of similar movement patterns. She also loves observing compositions in space all the time, whether in a coffee shop or while travelling or at home which influences a lot of her creation and study.
Somya believes that training in technique and learning how to move with music and space should go hand in hand. Most of her choreographies are developed through improvisation work.