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Purawai Vyas, is an emerging dance artist who began her training in Bharatanatyam at the age of eight and completed her arangetram in 2015, under Guru Lata Pada, at Sampradaya Dance Academy. Based in the GTA, Purawai has been a part of multiple dance works and festivals in the community including the works of Suma Nair, Atri Nundy, Parshwanath Upadhye and Lata Pada. She performed for multiple festivals ,including Citadel + Compagnie's "Night Shift" and DanceOntario DanceWeekend. Purawai has received the Manorama Thakkar Award for Indian Dance and has also received the IMASCO Performing Arts Award at York University. She was a finalist for the 2021 MARTY’s in the Emerging Artist Dance category. Purawai has received training in Limon-based contemporary, ballet, kalarippayattu and hip hop. Currently, She is exploring her practice and training in Bharatanatyam as a basis for creating contemporary works. She premiered her first dance film, “chitra”, as a part of CanAsian Dance’s Grit: Short Dances festival in May 2021 and is working on her first solo choreography as a part of Sampradaya’s Springboard initiative. She is currently a teacher and company dancer at Sampradaya Dance Creations and has also joined Nova Dance as a company dancer this past year. Purawai holds a BFA in Dance along with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from York University.
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Purawai Vyas, is an emerging dance artist who began her training in Bharatanatyam at the age of eight and completed her arangetram in 2015, under Guru Lata Pada, at Sampradaya Dance Academy. Based in the GTA, Purawai has been a part of multiple dance works and festivals in the community including the works of Suma Nair, Atri Nundy, Parshwanath Upadhye and Lata Pada. She performed for multiple festivals ,including Citadel + Compagnie's "Night Shift" and DanceOntario DanceWeekend. Purawai has received the Manorama Thakkar Award for Indian Dance and has also received the IMASCO Performing Arts Award at York University. She was a finalist for the 2021 MARTY’s in the Emerging Artist Dance category. Purawai has received training in Limon-based contemporary, ballet, kalarippayattu and hip hop. Currently, She is exploring her practice and training in Bharatanatyam as a basis for creating contemporary works. She premiered her first dance film, “chitra”, as a part of CanAsian Dance’s Grit: Short Dances festival in May 2021 and is working on her first solo choreography as a part of Sampradaya’s Springboard initiative. She is currently a teacher and company dancer at Sampradaya Dance Creations and has also joined Nova Dance as a company dancer this past year. Purawai holds a BFA in Dance along with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from York University.


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