Punam Kumar, Founder Shivam Arts

Shivam Arts, a school of Kathak dance was founded by noted artistic director and choreographer, Punam Kumar over 30 years ago. Punam received Nritta Praveen, a masters of arts degree from Allahbad India. She has a keen interest in producing and directing dance dramas based on mythological tales from Indian scriptures such as Shiv Vivah, Jatayu Moksha, Mohini the enchantress, to name a few. Punam's students are provided the opportunity to perform at various dance festivals , cultural events, universities, corporate events, etc in addition to Shivam arts own productions. The school has its own
performing company, Shivam Arts Dance, directed by her daughter Sonal Kumar Turakhia. All the performers in the dance company have gone through intensive training by Punam kumar at Shivam Arts. Punam"s work also explores a fusion of modern and traditional themes. She was invited by the Mayor of the city of Beverly Hills John Mirisch, to Choreograph a Bollywood theme Flash Mob that was performed in front of the famous Beverly Hills sign, in Beverly Hills.
The company has also collaborated with Clarita, a Flamenco artist accompanied by live orchestra, in San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, in San Gabriel.
Shivam Arts will soon be resuming in person classes for all ages and all skill levels, beginners to advanced. A light dance class is added for the seniors, to have fun in the group and develop beautiful and graceful dance techniques.
call at 714-293-4539,
email: punam.kathak@yahoo.com