Kathak artist, teacher, choreographer and mentor.
Sonia Sabri is a multi-award-winning dance artist and choreographer. She is one of the world’s leading Kathak dancer, amongst the brightest and most inspirational of British born dancer-choreographers working in the twenty-first century. Creating work that spans from the presentation of classical roots of Kathak to explorations of contemporary approaches, her productions reflect an appreciation of Western and Eastern cultures. She has created a fresh, unique style of Kathak by reinventing it from within, by pushing boundaries and generating work that is original in concept and exciting and relevant to today’s audiences.
She has secured an international reputation for collaboration across dance styles and art forms including work with pioneers Sarvar Sabri, Arlene Phillips CBE, Sir Trevor Nunn, Sir Richard Alston, Marion Tait CBE, Shobana Jeyasingh MBE,etc. She tours and leads projects internationally.
Sonia’s innovation has invited several commissions, some include The BBC, Channel 4, Tanzhaus, ARTE, Birmingham Hippodrome, South Bank Centre, and part London Olympics 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Recent Awards and Nominations include: The Bench Fellowship 2016, The National Indian Arts Award for Distinguished Teacher of Dance in 2017, The National Diversity Awards 2018. ACTA awards for Dance 2016 and 2019. Birmingham Inspiration Awards & The Best Female Dancer. Sonia Sabri Company is an Associate company at Birmingham Hippodrome.