Seeking qualified dance instructors who can enthusiastically impart knowledge, skills, and techniques of Bharatanatyam to students of different age groups and skill levels.
About You: You are someone who is passionate about teaching and engaging with students in discussions about art and culture. You are excited to develop your ideas, share your perspective constantly questioning the status quo. You are focused on cultivating inclusivity, belonging, and are looking to collaboratively build a stronger performing arts community together. If this is you, please send your resume with a cover letter today! Apply Here
Payment: For the initial 3 month contract: $20-25 per hour depending on the skill level to teach regular scheduled classes. Commute expenses will be reimbursed for gas or bart receipts.
Location: Primary Location of instruction will be in Dublin CA. There’s a possibility that SDA will open more branches within the Bay Area. So, please do not hesitate to apply if you are interested in the job but commuting to Dublin is an issue.
A little about myself:
I'm Surabhi Bharadwaj, Artistic Director of Siddhi Creative, a Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, and a teacher. I've completed an MFA in Bharatanatyam from Sastra University, and an MFA in Dance: Design & Production from Saint Mary’s College that has helped me broaden my skills as a lighting designer. I also practice the Karanas movement technique which has offered me a distinct vocabulary for artistic expression. I have a contemporary approach in exploring my work.
The dance form Bharatanatyam that I practice today is a result of appropriation and oppression of a minority group. Understanding this history and the role of power hegemony & politics in it has made me question my practice, how I make art, & what my association with this appropriated art form implies. Acknowledging my privilege, I choose to be respectful and sensitive about what I say through my work. I’m influenced by the women’s rights and the social justice movement and often my work explores these subjects. My pursuit as a dancer and teacher is to reimagine Bharatanatyam as a more inclusive and accessible art form.
About Siddhi Creative and Siddhi Dance Academy:
Siddhi Creative is a space for collaboration and creative exploration. Committed to making Art accessible, Siddhi Creative seeks to provide a platform of Education, Community Building, and Expression that brings together artists, dancers, and the general public in dialogue through workshops, scholarship, events, and residencies. Reconnecting with our histories and culture, fostering artistic growth and community wellbeing has been our mission.
Founded in 2016 as Siddhi Dance Academy, Siddhi Creative is stepping into a leadership role focusing on decolonizing dance, artistic development, and community engagement. Providing a safe space to explore, reimagine, question and challenge notions has been Siddhi Creative's guiding principle to build this community and this has shifted our focus and approach more towards the creative process which is collaborative.
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