Dr. Satnarine Balkaransingh
Satnarine Balkaransingh, born in Trinidad, is a very skilled performing artist. He has directed over 60 stage and television productions, and scripted, choreographed and directed several dance-ballets. He has performed in North and South America, UK, Asia and the Caribbean. Balkaransingh, is the co-founder (1977) and former Artistic Director of the Nrityanjali Theatre of Trinidad and Tobago Inc., and he is also the founder (2009) and current Artistic Director of the Kathak Kala Sangam of Trinidad and Tobago. His work has been featured in the media (Radio/TV) in India, USA, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and on BBC’s Caribbean Programme. . Dr. Balkaransingh has received numerous commendations and awards, and was recognised as a National Icon by the GORTT in 2002. His area of mentorship will be Indian Dance in the Contemporary Caribbean.