Sumeet Nagdev is a well known dance artist as well as the artistic Director of India’s leading contemporary dance organisation Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts or SNDA since 2007. As a child, Sumeet studied gymnastics and mallakhamb and slowly moved to studying Jazz, Ballet and Modern with Oscar Unger, Veronica Balsara and Mahesh Mahbubani respectively. In 2007 he graduated with a distinction in management studies and was awarded a scholarship with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York and with ECNAD in Singapore. He further researched and studied under Tripura Kashyap for Dance Therapy and Pandita Uma Dogra in Kathak while concurrently running SNDA. In 2010, he was shortlisted as an international choreographer in residence for the 6-week American Dance Festival where he first performed and choreographed in USA. He has choreographed 11 full length dance productions namely Gandhi is Alive, Resonate, Trishna, Dashanan, Jan-Jaati, Talkative Dancer and Dhrut that have been performed in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Seattle, Lisbon, New Jersey, New York and Bali. Along with his dance company, Sumeet Nagdev also runs a dance academy in Mumbai that has professional dance courses and till date has taught more than 11,000 students of which more than 100 are professional artists from around the globe.
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Talking about this association,Sumeet Nagdev said, "I have always been a propagator of sharing knowledge to the fullest because if knowledge is shared in an incomplete manner, it can be harmful to knowledge receivers. Hence, I couldn’t be happier meeting the enthusiastic team of imd1 (I Am The 1) who understand the value of a ‘Guru’ and are curating content in the most precise and detailed manner along with me. The content & syllabus shared in imd1 can be the new age ‘textbook’ like we had in our school days. In Dance, the learning never stops and I’d like to believe that for any other subject or skill set as well. Hence, I encourage all lovers of dance to make good use of the syllabus and I hope I can be of assistance to you in this beautiful journey you are about to begin.”