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Bharatanatyam Dancer

Kassiyet is a social media icon, talented Bharatanatyam dancer, Diplomat, and Entrepreneur from Kazakhstan based in the Bay Area, California. 

She left her homeland, Kazakhstan, as a child in pursuit of her dream to be an accomplished exponent of the Indian classical dance form. Her deep love and dedication for Bharatanatyam from an early age earned her national and international recognition in India and abroad. 

Kassiyet is an ICCR scholarship holder and has been trained under Guru Padma Bhushan Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan and Rama Vaidyanathan at Ganesa Natyalaya in New Delhi. Through the years of her formal training in Kazakhstan and in-depth training in India, Kassiyet has performed and conducted workshops in India and all over the world. 

Kassiyet is a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Government of Hungary to pursue her degree in International Relations from the University of Pecs, Hungary. 

Her Love and dedication to Bharatanatyam and International Diplomacy inspired her to create the world's first clean cosmetics company based in the San Francisco Bay Area to spread the beauty of Indian Classical Arts across borders, religions, and cultures. 

To read more about Art as Dignity Cosmetics, click here

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DANCER  | PERFORMER  |  TEACHER  |  CHOREOGRAPHER

Born and raised in Kazakhstan,
Trained in Bharatanatyam in India, 
Received International Relations degree in Europe,
Founded a cosmetics company in the US...

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NOTEWORTHY PERFORMANCES

Kassiyet has performed professionally since 2010 all across India and the world, giving more than 200 solo and group performances under the tutelage of her Gurus. As a senior dancer at Ganesa Natyalaya, Kassiyet has been part of all the major productions, prestigious dance festivals, and performances across India and abroad. 

India:

2010 - Opening Ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games, New Delhi

2010 - 2016 - Multiple performances at/for ICCR, New Delhi 

2010 - 2016 - Spic Macay performances and lecture - demonstrations in Delhi and across India

2011 - Solo at UTSAV, Ranjana Gaukhar's dance Academy, New Delhi

2011 - 2016 - Margazhi Season, Chennai

2015 - Spirit of Youth, Madras Music Academy, Chennai

 

International:
2015 - Dakshina/ Daniel Phoenix Singh Company, Fall Festival, Washington DC, USA
2016 - Solo performance for Reliance, Tokyo, Japan
2016 - Solo performance at Sahaja Yoga temple in Bangkok, Thailand
2018 - Solo performance at Amrita Sher-gill CC, Budapest, Hungary
2018 - Ganga - Danube Festival, Embassy of India, Hungary
2018 - Solo performance at the Nehru Center, London, UK
2018 - Solo UK tour and separate UK tour with Guru Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan
2019 - Performance at Natya Mandir, Vienna, Austria
2019 - Ganga -Danube Festival, Embassy of India, Hungary 
2019 - Samyu - a union, Yuva Bharati, Palo Alto, USA
2019 - Performance at the Tagore center, Embassy of India, Berlin, Germany
2020 - Solo Performance at Dharmadhatu, Portugal
2020 - Solo performance at Espacio Ronda, Madrid, Spain
2022 - Anma - A cyclic experience, Yuva Bharati, Palo Alto, USA


 

CHOREOGRAPHIC  WORKS & PRODUCTIONS

"SAMYU - A UNION" 

Art has no boundaries and can transcend all beings. When we dance – there is no individual identity, there is no “I, me or you”, there is only the art. Samyu is a demonstration of this very beautiful and transformative power of dance. Nitya and Kassiyet, two artists from completely different backgrounds, training and approach come together to explore the one undeniable and simple fact – dance connects.  Dance fosters collaboration and trust by breaking down barriers in a magical way, which is difficult to describe but can certainly be felt by all. As a universal language, dance speaks of joy and creates lasting bonds. Through Samyu, the dancers celebrate this unity through unique pieces of Bharatanatyam.

"AnMA - A CYCLIC EXPERIENCE"

I am here and not here
I am everywhere and nowhere 
I am the eternal nobody, A soul is who I am 

Life is limited, while the soul is limitless. Every soul comes into this world through birth, lives a life uniquely its own and moves on through death. It is the inevitable cycle of life. These 2 seemingly contrasting life events have more in common than what is apparent. For one, both these events not only affect the soul but has a life-altering impact on those closest to it. Kassiyet and Nitya present, AnMa a cyclic experience, based on their lived experience of one losing a mother and the other becoming a mother. This piece is dedicated to Kassiyet's mother and Nitya's daughter Trayee.