Arunima Kumar, born on 1 July, 1978 in
Delhi, was initially trained in Kuchipudi
by Swapnasundari; and later, under the
guidance of Jaya Rama Rao and
Vanashree Rao at Kuchipudi Dance
Academy on a scholarship from the
Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi. Arunima
obtained her Bachelar’s degree in
Economics from St. Stephen’s College,
Delhi and M.Sc. in Finance and
Accounting from the London School of
Economics where she also taught for a
Arunima has performed at many dance festivals in India and abroad including the Kuchipudi Dance Festival in Kuchipudi, the Bharat Yatra Festival in Lucknow, and the Qutab Festival in Delhi. She has performed in the 50 Years of Indian Independence Celebrations in Bonn; Canberra Festival, Brisbane; and at the Nehru Centre, London; and the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne.
Arunima Kumar’s notable talent in dance has taken her to countries like Portugal, Germany, Fiji, Malaysia and Thailand and earned her high appreciation for her performances. Arunima has also been associated with Spic-Macay (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth) in Delhi.
Presently, she is engaged in creating her own arts foundation to work for dance.