Divija Melally is a trained contemporary and Indian classical dancer, graduated from Bath Spa University, with BA (Hons) Dance, dedicated to the arts, and spreading the intricate nuances of dance through performance, teaching, choreography and therapy. She has completed a 2-year diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media, which focused on ballet, contemporary and martial arts, from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, India.
Her creative practice revolves around exploring the amalgamation of contemporary and Indian Classical dance. She is interested in creating works that explore social and political themes, and she hopes to help the audience be more aware of the world that they live in through her art.
She is a part of the Sadlers Wells South Asian Dance Development programme, and received the ‘Moving With The Times’ commission from Pegasus Theatre, to create a work on intergenerational trauma from a racial perspective. She wants to inform her practice further by conducting workshops for participants of different ages, needs and abilities.

Photo credit: Simon Richardson