Biography

Jaivant Patel is an award winning independent dance artist, cultural producer, choreographer and creative consultant based in Wolverhampton. He is artistic director of Jaivant Patel Dance.

Jaivant Patel Dance makes work that ‘challenges the complexities of inherited notions, perceptions and stereotypes surrounding British-Asian identity.’

South Asian dance forms, aesthetics and principles inform and influence the creation of contemporary work targeted at diverse audiences. Jaivant is currently under the guidance of global exponent Nahid Siddiqui for Kathak.

Jaivant Patel is the first announced Associate Artist of Arena Theatre, Associate Artist at Midlands Arts Centre and a member of the board of directors for Dance4.

He is an Independent Artistic & Quality Assessor for Arts Council England and member of One Dance UK.

Jaivant Patel is also artistic director of Jai Jash Dance, a non-profit voluntary organisation under the umbrella of Jaivant Patel Dance.

ACCOLADES INCLUDE:

  • 2018 National Diversity Awards Nominee - Positive Role Model in LGBT Category.

  • Named on India Gazette London's 2018 'High & Mighty' Powerlist of individuals 'you should know' in the UK-India Corridor.

  • Jai Jashn Dance being a 2017 recipient of The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award For Voluntary Service.

  • Selected by One Dance UK for Dancer's Mentoring & Choreographers Observerships Programmes(2015/16), in being recognised and identified as a future leader in the arts.

  • Selected Cohort for Birmingham's pilot cultural leadership programme, RE:Present.

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