About Sushma Mehta

About Sushma Mehta - Shamaa Dance Company London.


Kathak dance artiste, teacher, choreographer and artistic director of Shamaa Dance Company, Sushma Mehta trained in the art of Kathak under the guidance of Smt Priya and Shri Pratap Pawar. Sushma has also had additional training with Smt Kumudini Lakhia, Saswati Sen and occasional master classes with Pandit Birju Maharaj.


Kathak started as a hobby for me” she says “but now it has become an integral part of my life - a passion, a profession and a physical and spiritual companion.”


Sushma is one of the first South Asian Faculty members of the ISTD (Imperial Society of the Teachers of Dancing) and has played a vital role in the development of the Kathak syllabus. She is also an examiner of Kathak for the ISTD. Sushma Mehta also teaches Kathak at Morley College.


Sushma has authored a children’s book on Kathak dance - Roshni’s Dream - a fantasy that nevertheless reflects the historical evolution of Kathak dance.

Kathak Dance Choreographer
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