Barkha Patel is a kathak dancer, choreographer, educator, and the Artistic Director of Barkha Dance Company based in New York City. Barkha has trained for over two decades with Guru Rachna Sarang. She has performed solo and ensemble works at dance festivals in India and the U.S. Her work has had the opportunity to present at prestigious venues in New York City such as Dance Theatre Harlem, Erasing Borders Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Joyce Theatre, Lincoln Center: Out of Doors, Little Island Dance Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and South Orange Performing Arts Center. She has also performed at venues in India such as Chidambaram Dance Festival, Jamshedji Tata Theatre, Lakme Fashion Week, Modhera Festival, among others. Barkha has been a recipient of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts artist grant, a choreographic fellowship with New Jersey Performing Arts Center, a Dance/USA Leadership Institute mentee and a strategic arts consulting fellow with Forge NYC. She is currently a fellow with the National Arts Club and in a movement research residency with Movement Research in NYC. Barkha teaches kathak to young and adult students in New York and across the U.S in person and via zoom. You can learn more about her dance and community work at www.barkhadance.com.