Anjali Tata is a dance fusion artist engaged in the exploration of Contemporary Bharata Natyam. She incorporates post-modern choreographic tools and movement on core principles and techniques of Bharata Natyam, Yoga, and Modern dance. Tata holds an MFA in Dance from UCLA’s Dept. of World Arts & Cultures and is an arts educator in the fields of Dance and Yoga. Her training includes 22 years of Bharata Natyam experience under the tutelage of her mentor Viji Prakash and over 10 years training in Yoga and Modern dance. After touring with Prakash’s Shakti Dance Company across the U.S., Canada, and India from 1992-96, she has since been choreographing in both traditional and contemporary genres. She has presented new works at many venues throughout California including Artwallah, a forum for emerging South Asian artists in 2001, 2003, and 2004, the World Festival of Sacred Music, Highways Performance Space, Long Beach Women’s Festival, Japan America Theatre, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Thousand Oaks Civic Center, the Monterey Poetry/Dance Series, and most recently at the Hollywood Bowl. In addition, Tata has contributed choreography to and performed in works by respected artists such as Lynn Dally’s “Common Ground” at the Anson Ford Theater, Parijat Desai’s “Quiet/Fire” at Grand Performances in downtown Los Angeles, Paula Present and Madeline Leavitt’s “Holding Up the Sky” at the Gascon Center Theatre in Culver City, and Nitin Sawhney’s set for “World Music Electronica Night” at the Hollywood Bowl.
Since January 2008 Anjali has been touring nationally with David Roussev/REALITY in his dance theatre production, "Saudade".
currently lives with her husband, Douglass and their three year old, Daughter,
Neva in Kansas City, Kansas.