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Nandita Shankardass

CND Corps de Ballet. Nandita ShankardassBorn in London (England), she began studying classical ballet at the Royal Ballet School, with Dame Merle Park and Gailene Stock as head teachers. There she obtained the Diploma in Classical Ballet.
In her final year of training she worked with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet, dancing in a variety of productions. After graduating she joined the Zürcher Junior Ballet, under the supervision of Heinz Spoerli. In 2004, after three years in junior training, she made the leap to the main company, the Zürcher Ballet Company. In 2006, she moved to Madrid and joined the Víctor Ullate Ballet, where she stayed for a year and a half. She then joined Ballet Black in London at the beginning of 2008, under the supervision of Cassa Pancho.
In November 2009 she entered the Scottish Ballet under the supervision of Ashley Page.
Throughout 2011 she freelanced with Ballet Black, teaching, choreographing and making guest appearances in Synergy, which was premiered in July 2011 at the Royal Opera House.
In 2006, she created Capture, her first choreography for the Zürcher Junior Ballet. And in 2010 she created a solo called Homelands, which was premiered in Delhi, India, that same year.
In September 2011, she joined Spain's Compañia Nacional de Danza under the supervision of José Carlos Martínez.  
Since then she has danced leading roles in Sonatas and Raymonda Variations, by José Carlos Martínez, Herman Schmerman, by William Forsythe, Giselle pas de deux, by Coralli and Perrot, Three Preludes, by Ben Stevenson and Suite Nº2, by Uwe Scholz. She has also danced in ballets by other renowned choreographers such as Tony Fabre (Holberg Suite), George Balanchine (Who Cares? and Allegro Brillante), Goyo Montero (Romeo & Julieta), Jirí Kylián (Petit Mort, Sinfonía de los Salmos, Falling Angels and Sleepless), Ohad Naharin (Minus 16) and Willam Forsythe (In the Middle Somewhat Elevated), among others.