Hiten Mistry

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Founder and Artistic Director of Bharata Natyam Leicester - Hiten is considered one of the UK’s leading South Asian Dancers of this current generation.  Hiten holds a Master’s in Performance Practices from De Montfort University in Leicester which focused on his contemporary dance practice rooted in classical Bharata Natyam roots.

An enthusiastic Dance Teacher and Movement Facilitator in and around Leicester in Education, Wellbeing/Health and Community Dance settings with vast experience of instructing students in strong core movement technique and form, body conditioning and history of the dance. Hiten is a Vibrant and Creative Choreographer who is always inquisitive to push the boundaries of the Bharata Natyam Dance form, maintaining its authenticity whilst exploring and exhibiting its versatility.

At present Hiten is a 1st year PhD Dance Researcher at C-Dare Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University on a fully funded Studentship. His doctoral research titled “Reshaping the routines of our past into dances of the new normal - the UK South Asian Dance sectors recovery and resocialisation of Community Dance in a post-pandemic era” looks at the transformed remote practices of South Asian Dance in Britain.

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