Swapna George Sivakumar

Resident Artist

Swapna George is an interdisciplinary artist and master teacher of Mohiniattam, a South Indian Classical Dance form.  Swapna studied at the Mohiniattam Gurukulam under Sreedevi Rajan who is daughter of Great Guru Kalamandalam Kalyanikutti Amma, who is known as the mother of Mohiniattam.  During her residency there for over seven years, she participated in numerous exchanges with artists around the world.  

She is currently engaged in the choreography of “Lasya Thandavam”, a contemporary work combining and unifying Kalaripayattu (Martial Art stemming from the Indian state of Kerala) with Mohiniattam. She continues her studies in Kalaripayattu under P.V. Sivakumar Gurukkal. 

Her work with Theater Mitu has included being a master instructor for all of the company’s South India Artist Intensives, conducting extensive advanced training for company members both in and outside of India, and developing Theater Mitu’s production of Hamlet/ Ur-Hamlet. Swapna has also hosted yearly short term training programs or NYU Abu Dhabi students in India.  

Swapna currently resides in Kollam, India where  she teaches at CVN Kalari.

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