Elegant and flowing, Pali Chandra’s Kathak performance is a painting in motion. She’s one of the most celebrated dancers in the genre, thanks to her brilliant shows marked by deft swirls and swift twists that enhance the ethereal beauty of a centuries-old art form.

An internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer, Pali Chandra is the artistic director of Gurukul Dubai and Gurukul Switzerland, where Kathak is taught in the most authentic and traditional way.

Pali mastered the art under the tutelage of legendary performers like Guru Vikram Singhe, Kapila Raj and Ram Mohan Maharaj. She belongs to the Lucknow Gharana of Kathak.

She’s designed and led lecture-demonstrations and workshops at Oxford, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bradford, Seattle, and Hong Kong Universities,Kathak Kendra India, London School of Contemporary Art and the Berlin Museum. She was also a member of the committee which formulated Kathak syllabus for the prestigious Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, UK.