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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Ankita Alemona

 

HINDUSTAN KALARI SANGAM & KALARIGRAM

Sept. 2019 - Present

Calicut, India

  • Student of Kalaripayattu, considered to be the oldest martial art form in the world.

  • Taught by Lakshamn Gurukul, Shatru Gurukul & Radhika Gurukul, and Kalari masters Sajith Puliyoli, Akshay Sehkar & Nikhil Varagiri. Intermediate level.

ATTAKKALARI CENTRE FOR MOVEMENT ARTS

Sept. 2019- Sept. 2018

Bangalore, India 


  • Graduate of the one year Diploma Program in Movement & Mixed Media.

  • Studied contemporary dance, Bharatnatyam (classical Indian dance) & Kalaripayyatu (martial arts) as well body conditioning, yoga, ballet, art & aesthetics.

  • Taught by Hemabharathy Palani, Jayachandran Palazhy, Hari Palani, Minal Prabhu & Sreerag Apu as well as various guest instructors from U.S, France, Spain, Italy, Germany & Switzlerand.

VISION INDIA FOUNDATION

​June -July 2015

New Delhi, India 

  • One of 150 delegates selected to participate in the inaugural Policy Bootcamp, a 21-day immersive residential program aimed at training young people in public policy and governance. 

  • Was granted a partial scholarship to partake in the course in order to represent local NGO, Waste Warriors.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (TRINITY COLLEGE)

Sept 2010 - June 2014

Toronto, Canada 


Honours B.A in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies & Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Notable Awards: 

    • Student Engagement in the Arts Award (2014)

    • Royal Bank of Canada's Emerging Scholars award for the Spur Festival, a National Festival of Politics, Arts and Ideas (2014)

    • Canadian Friends of Hebrew University Scholarship to attend an intensive five-week Conflict Resolution course in Israel & Palestine (2014)

    • Faculty of Arts and Science Scholarship (2011-2014) 

EXPLORE PROGRAM

May - June 2014

Jonquière, Canada 

  • Awarded a bursary by the Government of Canada to participate in an intensive five-week French learning program in a small town in Quebec.

LESTER B. PEARSON UNITED WORLD COLLEGE OF THE PACIFIC

June 2009

Victoria, Canada 

  • Participated in an intensive month-long international seminar (Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership) that seeks to create future global leaders by broadening student’s perspective on key world issues, social justice and international understanding.