Director of Operations
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Neetika Sharma is a GTA based Arts Manager, Kathak Dance Artist, culture and diversity advocate and active community member with a deep understanding of Canada’s not-for-profit, charity, grassroots and public funding sector especially within the performing arts industry.
With a passion for the arts, she hopes to bring positive social change and promote inclusivity in the dance industry through arts management.
A graduate of the Business Management program at the University of Toronto, Neetika has had experience working in the Arts Management field for over seven years. In addition to being DTRC's Director of Operations, she works as General Manager for DanceWorks - Toronto's leading presenter of Independent dance. Previously, she has worked in a managerial capacity for CaribbeanTales Media Group/CineFAM, Fall For Dance North Inc and other art organizations serving artists of diverse backgrounds and cultures. In 2019, with the support of ArtReach Toronto she launched a youth empowering choreography facilitation program Katha-Ras Dance Lab for underrepresented women dancers of colour in Toronto. The 2020 digital edition of Katha-Ras Dance Lab was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Her community-focused work has also been supported by the Laidlaw Foundation in the past.
Creatively, Neetika has a keen interest in exploring the various layers of the traditional Kathak repertoire and presenting them with new and relevant interpretations through research, creation and performance.