The artistic director of AKRAM DANCE COMPANY started his company with a vision of training young talent all over India. The company has worked and travelled all over the world with different styles of dance.
Akram Shaik started his training in Sadhya under Santosh Nair in year 2005 in Mayurbhanj Chhau and Contemporary Dance. He has also developed a style of his own in hip hop and breakdance. He has been performing and choreographing since the very beginning of his dancing career. A very focused artist, his creativity is reflected in his choreographic work.
Performances and Choreographies
Akram Shaik has performed in the major productions of Sadhya -namely- Nataraj-the Lord of Dance, A Doll’s House, The Game of Dice, We can make the Difference-based on global warming and earth care and “ Chaitanya”.
He has travelled, performing in Brazil, Port of Spain, Austria, Russia(Year of India – Bolshoi Theatre), Moscow and St.petersburg, Bangkok , Macau(under the aegis of ICCR), Oslo – Norway, The Pearl Fishes Opera (Neemrana Foundation) – Bombay NCPA, Sri Lanka, IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa festival hosted at Bahai) – THE GAME OF DICE
Bolshoi FESTIVAL 2009 (Russia)
Kalanidhi Festival 2011 (Canada)
A very diligent artiste, Akram has presented his choreographic work titled, Chitrakar-a journey into a painter’s mind in the Quarterfest – 2011, a festival of contemporary dance initiated by India Habitat center and received an overwhelming response for it. His talent and creativity as an Artist has enhanced his work. He presented the same in the Zorba the Buddha, New Delhi.
Uday Shankar Festival 2005 (Calcutta)
Yearly performances for SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI and Chhau Festivals.
At the National level he has been a part of various festivals. A few of them being-National
School of Drama – International Festival, Narendra Sharma Dance Festival, Samrachna
Choreography Festival of Dance-Bhubaneswar, Chhau Parva-Bhubneswar & Nritya Katha – Kolkatta.
He also performed in “If I were King” and assisted in the choreography of the famous musical “Hair” presented under the aegis of Neemrana Music Foundation showcased at Old Fort, Delhi.
He has choreographed and taken workshops for various schools like Birla Vidya Niketan, G.D.Goenka, Amity and Bal Bharti. He has been a judge for events and competitions both inter-school as well as intra-school levels for G.D.Goenka and Birla Vidya Niketan.
He has chroeographed for over 200 high profile corporate events like :
- Mahindra and Mahindra
- Belgian Embassy
- German Embassy
- Times of India(earth care awards)
- Spice Communications
- Asia Forge
- Auto expo (2008)
- Navy Ball HCL
- Deutsche Bank
- Indian Air Force
- Royal Bank of Scotland