Portrait of Niharika Senapati

Niharika Senapati

Niharika Senapati is a freelance artist who works in a variety of contexts as a dancer, actor, sound designer and teacher. Since 2012, she has been performing and touring with Chunky Move, working closely with director Anouk van Dijk as a dancer and choreographic assistant. She has performed extensively in Chunky Move works, some including An Act of Now (2017 and 2012), Anti-Gravity (2018 and 2017), Rule of Thirds (2016) and Depth of Field (2017 and 2015). 

She was also choreographic assistant for Safe Places (Schauspiel Frankfurt, 2016) and Complexity of Belonging (Melbourne Theatre Company, 2013). Niharika most recently performed in Trustees by the Belarus Free Theatre for Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne Festival, 2018) and Replay by Eszter Salamon (Abbotsford Convent, 2018). She was sound designer for DanceQuietRiot (Emma Fishwick, 2018), E/Merge (Lauren Langlois, 2018) and Our Sandman (Rebecca Riggs-Bennett, 2019).

Throughout the years Niharika has had the pleasure with working with Ian Strange, Ho Tzu Nyen, Prue Lang , Lucy Guerin, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Emma Fishwick, Jacob Lehrer, Jessica Arthur and Didem Caia. Alongside performing, Niharika is a Senior Countertechnique teacher, teaching extensively around the world and also creates her own work.

Niharika presented IMAGINATION/VACATION (SIGNAL Arts, 2017), Follow Your Dreams (No Vacancy Gallery, 2017) and POSITIVE Reinforcement (Blak Dot Gallery, 2018). In 2018 Niharika attended two artist led residencies in 2018 with Arts House for 'Time Space Place - Nomad 2018' and at Bundanon Trust with Matt Shilcock and Daisy Sanders.