Simmy Gupta is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Nutkhut.
Born in England of Indian origin, Simmy trained in the 500-year-old tradition of Kathak (North Indian Classical dance). Her training began with the renowned Kathak dancer, teacher and choreographer Nahid Siddiqui and Simmy soon joined her company in 1993, to tour nationally and internationally.
As a dancer and choreographer, Simmy’s work has spanned theatre, film, television and fashion. Highlights include her role as assistant choreographer of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of ‘Krishna’, guest choreographer for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘Midnight’s Children’ by Salman Rushdie and choreographer for a spring/summer collection for Diesel Clothing Company.
Simmy was also commissioned by the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival to choreograph a South Asian dance piece at Trafalgar Square in London, as well as choreographing the televised opening of the Square with the Mayor of London. In 2003, Simmy founded Nutkhut with Ajay Chhabra.