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Devika Chandnani

Freelance Dancer

Devika Chandnani is a performing artist curious about where dance intersects with leadership, self-esteem and social connections. She began her training in 2012 at The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy and danced with Navdhara India Dance Theater in Mumbai. She graduated from the Ailey/Fordham BFA in 2019 and Summa Cum Laude in Economics at Fordham University. Currently, she is performing in Third Rail Project's Then She Fell and dances site-specific works with Amirov Dance Theater, Stray Projects, Rovaco Dance Company and The Lindsey Hanson Collective. She has been fortunate to work closely with choreographers like Francesca Harper, Adam Barruch, Chuck Wilt, Cameron McKinney and Alivia Schaffer. She teaches Horton at Dance Theater of Harlem, The Ailey School, and the Ailey Extension. She is committed to educating via dance and strongly believes in the physical and emotional autonomy that the art form has to offer.