Nayanika Vyas is a dancer from New Delhi, India. At the age of 5, she started to train with The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy, and joined their repertoire company. She set foot in the US to pursue a BFA in Dance and Minor in Business from The University of the Arts under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield, where she graduated from in 2019. Nayanika was awarded the International Presidential as well as the Dean’s Scholarship for all four years of her education at The University of the Arts. Trained in classical ballet, modern, contemporary and jazz among others, she has performed in works set by Eryc Taylor, Lamont Joseph, Sidra Bell, Michelle Thompson-Ulerich, and Leah Tubbs.Being from India where western dance is an unconventional career, Nayanika broke boundaries and inspired other young artists back home to build their passion into a career. Nayanika brings a unique contrast of her cultural diversity into her art form. In the future, she aspires to bridge barriers and give back to dance and her Indian roots what it gave to her. Nayanika currently works as a Teaching Artist and Performer in New York City.
Photo By Joseph Heitman