Urja Desai Thakore


Urja Desai Thakore, one of the UK’s leading kathak dancers, studied under Kumudini Lakhia at Kadamb, Ahmedabad for over 20 years. Urja then received her BA in Kathak from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya. She has also completed an MA in South Asian Dance with Choreography from Roehampton University.

Urja is the artist director of Pagrav Dance Company. Pagrav Dance Company promotes kathak giving the form a new context and renewed presentation. Urja is one of the UK’s leading kathak dancers and choreographers, whose sensitive, thought-provoking style is highly regarded by traditionalists and modernists alike.