Nisha Sharma

Nisha Sharma
Shivam Arts Principal Dancer

Nisha began her Kathak training with her guru, Punam Kumar at the age of 6. What started as a weekly dose of learning the intricacies of rhythm and sound eventually led to a thrill when stepping into someone else’s world and portraying their story through dance. Kathak has been an anchor in her life, keeping her well-connected with India’s history and culture, reminding her of the importance of hard work and discipline, and providing the space for a creative outlet.
Nisha has a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from UCLA and earned her medical degree (DO) at Western University of Health Sciences, COMP. She completed her pediatric residency at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital and is a practicing pediatrician in Orange/LA County. Life has kept her busy, but you can’t keep a dancer at heart away forever. 10 years later and Kathak is weaving its way back into her life. In her free time, you’ll find her dancing in the kitchen while testing out new recipes, planning the next family event, or exploring life with her husband and son.

Shivam Arts School of Kathak Dance has multiple locations across Southern California and is now enrolling new students!

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