Mansee SinghiIndian Dance/Movement
“To dance is to express!” is the mantra of Mansee’s life.
Mansee Singhi is a Columbus, Ohio-based Indian classical dance performer, choreographer, and teacher. Her artistry has been shaped profoundly by renowned Gurus from India since the age of seven, performing experiences in various countries such as Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and various places in the U.S. and collaborations with a multitude of artists in the field of dance and music.
Mansee has been a member of the United Nations Dance Council since 2012 and more recently joined the Board of OhioDance. Through the years, diverse influences have inspired her to immerse herself in pure dance, cross-art form collaborations, and innovative partnerships. Mansee has been an active arts citizen in Columbus and nearby communities and has showcased and presented her work at The Ohio State University, Big River Dance Festival, BREADFestival, National Choreography Month-Columbus Chapter, Ohio Northern University, Hathaway Brown School, Columbus City Schools, Wexner Center of Arts, and a variety of Indian cultural events.
Her life’s mission as an artist is to create awareness and knowledge about Kathak, the creations from cross-disciplinary collaborations, and tell stories to audiences. Mansee continuously strives to explore and learn new artforms as personal research projects. Her vision is to elevate and encourage the innovative performances and collaborations to grow a wider audience for Indian classical dance and the intersections with diverse art forms.
Mansee’s teaching approach involves imparting the technical skills of Kathak at the most fundamental level, providing historical context and setting a stage for curiosity, collaboration, and creation. She believes that perspectives, opinions, and personal experiences are very important in the learning process. A big part of her teaching style is to encourage students to have discussions and develop individual interpretations while keeping the sanctity of the Kathak dance form. She believes in a student’s holistic development in life.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adults
- Older Adults
Facilities and Resources Required
- Audio System
- Electrical Outlets
- Performance Space
- Non-Carpeted Floors
- Backstage Area/Dressing Room