Meet the RMTU 2022 Artists


Nidhika Loomba-Tuli (Virginia)

Kathak

Nidhika is a Virginia based Kathak dancer who has been trained by the well-acclaimed Kathak dance couple, Hari and Chethana, the directors of Noopur Performing Art Center, Bangalore, India.

Nidhika has travelled extensively across the globe as a performing artist of her Guru’s ensemble and attributes her passion and love for dance to her Gurus who are her source of inspiration and strength as she aspires to further explore the style of Kathak. To complement her dance education, she is being trained in Hindustani musical rhythms with Pandit Divyang Vakil.

She has been featured in numerous performances at various dance festivals in India including Brahma Gana Sabha- Chennai, Shivaratri Mahotsav- Vellore, Naada Niranjanam- Tirupati, Natyajanli Festival- Perur and Hampi Utsav to name a few. She has also performed at the Kennedy Art Center- Washington DC, Wolf Trap – Virginia, Baltimore Theater Project – Maryland, National Arts Center- Ottawa, Panteges Play house- Winnipeg, Korzo Theater- Netherlands, Gandhi Center- Netherlands, Musée Guimet- Paris, éspace Culturel Django Reinhardt- Strasbourg.

Nidhika was also selected to give a talk on Kathak at a TEDx conference in Boston in 2016. With her rigorous training and exposure to Kathak, she wishes to delve deeper into its nuances and aims to present its works that communicate beyond cultures and languages.