Dynamic. Energetic. Resourceful. Talented. Passionate. Creative. Visionary.
These are some of the key words to describe Anjali Patil. It is obvious when you meet her that she has above-average capabilities in whatever she pursues.
Anjali was a child prodigy in Kathak. Whereas most students start training at the age of 7, Anjali was invited into the school at the age of 4.
Anjali’s talent and mastery of the techniques were above average. Her guru asked her to open a branch of the Indian school in Ottawa, Canada at the age of 13 – which she did. In 2005, Anjali started her own company and called it Aroha Fine Arts.
Anjali has dedicated her artistic life to the perfecting and the advancement of the genre. She has hired talented professionals to help her and has honed her skills as choreographer artistic director and production manager over the years. Her artistic genius shines through in whatever she does. She enjoys collaborating with other artists and works closely with her team.
Anjali was classically trained in India under the renowned gurus Padmabhushan Kumudini Lakhia and the late Pandita Rohini Bhate.
Her professional dance experience includes the development of solo and group choreographies that showcase challenging and complex rhythms. Her performances and work inevitably enchant and engage her audiences.
Anjali has performed in major dance festivals including the Canada Dance Festival, Sangeet Natak Akademi Kathak Festival, Kalanidhi Dance Festival, Shanniwarwada Dance Festival, and Pune Festival. She has also been invited as a guest performer and master teacher for other leading classical dance choreographers in India, USA, and Canada.
As a business woman, Anjali holds a B.Comm (Hons) from the University of Ottawa and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Carleton University.
While managing Aroha Fine Arts, Anjali had a 15-year management career in the Government of Canada in a department that allowed her to pursue her passion in the arts and culture sector. She is well versed in the full spectrum of the arts – as a practicing artist and its professional background.
Anjali is regularly invited to participate in the Arts Council funding juries.
She also provides a range of professional artistic consultation services that include helping artists develop their stage presence, and organizational development for the arts and culture organizations in Canada and India.
Those who seek her consulting services will benefit from her ability to think outside the box.
Anjali is passionate about her work as a dancer and she is also passionate about helping others achieve their artistic goals and develop their artistic talents.
Having been in the international scene as an artist on stage as well as the creator, choreographer, and production manager for over ten years, Anjali will push you to your limits in order to ensure your artistic success. This also includes going over the stage requirements such as special effects lighting and sound.
She looks forward to working with you and getting you on your road to success.