Urja Desai Thakore is one of the UK’s leading kathak dancers, who studied under the guidance of 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. Pagrav Dance Company (PDC) promotes kathak giving the form a new context and renewed presentation. The Artistic Director, Urja Desai Thakore, is one of the UK's leading kathak dancers and choreographers, whose sensitive, thoughtprovoking style is highly regarded by traditionalists and modernists alike.