We’re thrilled to announce that Maryam Shakiba has been recruited as Outreach Project Coordinator to support the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) outreach team, and to work on Yuva Gati – the national South Asian dance strand of the CAT programme, run by Sampad in partnership with DanceXchange.
London-based Maryam is an Odissi dancer and a passionate and active member of the UK South Asian Dance community. As well as being a performing artist, both as a solo dancer and as a member of the Odissi Ensemble, she has organised and delivered a variety of dance workshops and events, both independently and with organisations such as Akademi and Rich Mix.
Maryam says, “I am so excited to be joining the CAT Yuva Gati team! It is often a belief in an individual’s talents, and a supportive environment which takes a dream and a passion for dance into a lived reality. As Outreach Project Coordinator, I am particularly looking forward to identifying, engaging and connecting with young people who are passionate about South Asian dance, and supporting them through the audition process for the CAT Yuva Gati programme.”
We’re thrilled to welcome Maryam to our Sampad and DanceXchange family, and we’re looking forward to working together. Further updates on the CAT Yuva Gati 2021 programme coming soon!