Jaivant Patel - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Artistic Director of Jaivant Patel Dance

Jaivant graduated from NSCD's BPA (Hons) Contemporary Dance Performance in 2004.

“NSCD taught me many core values, and a working ethos that I continue to practice in my professional career to date. I'm grateful to have experienced working with and seeing so many innovators of dance during my time at NSCD. I'm proud to have been led by founder Nadine Senior and to have been part of the first cohort to graduate under the Conservatoire For Dance And Drama.”


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Jaivant is an award-winning independent artist, cultural producer, choreographer and creative consultant based in Wolverhampton.

He is currently touring YAATRA, a captivating solo evening of Kathak and contemporary dance exploring the rich possibilities rooted in South Asian LGBTQ+ narratives.

He is an Associate Artist at Arena Theatre and Midlands Arts Centre, a member of the board of directors for Dance4 and a former Independent Artistic and Quality Assessor for Arts Council England.

India Gazette London featured him in the 2018 ‘High & Mighty’ Powerlist of individuals in the UK-India Corridor, and he was nominated for a Positive Role Model title in the LGBT category of the 2018 and 2019 National Diversity Awards.

On top of this, Jaivant is Artistic Director of the non-profit community organisation Jai Jashn Dance. In 2017, Jai Jashn Dance was the recipient of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Images by Boneshaker Photography.