Sujit Vaidya

Sujit Vaidya (Choreographer/Dancer) is an independent dance artist based in Vancouver BC. Trained in Bharatanatyam, he predominantly works as a soloist and continues his training in Bharatanatyam with Guru A.Lakshman. His artistic choices reflect the curiosities and experiences he holds as a queer artist of colour, while deeply engaging with an art form rooted in tradition. His choreographies question the narrative and relevance of non-inclusive traditional texts.

He aims to create space for queer expression within the context of Bharatanatyam and seeks collaborations with other queer artists of colour. His works have been programmed in festivals such as Vancouver International Dance Festival, Dancing On The Edge, and MAI Montreal to name a few. He was the first South Asian artist to receive the Vancouver City’s Mayor’s Award as the best emerging dance artist in 2010. He is currently developing a dance on a film titled Sacred Sacrilegious which is supported through the Sadhana Project Residency Program, by Anandam Dance Theatre in Toronto, and The Canada Council For The Arts.