Seibi Lee has emerged as a dynamic solo Kathak artist and is known for the great range and depth of her artistry: strength in technique, sophistication in musicality and depth in dramatic character interpretation. She is a leading disciple of the legendary Kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das.
Ms. Lee embodies the intensity of his training in Kathak and has evolved to create a unique and compelling expression of this classical art form. She began touring nationally and internationally with the acclaimed Chitresh Das Dance Company in 2003 and is senior instructor at Chhandam School of Kathak.
In 2013, Ms. Lee created and premiered the enchanting solo work Houyi and Chang’e, based on a beloved Chinese myth told in traditional Kathak style. She has earned great respect for her dramatic roles of the demon Marich and the beloved monkey prince Hanuman in Das’s critically-acclaimed, Sita Haran and most recently the formidable character of the Guru in Das’s powerful premiere of Shiva. She has been invited to reprise this formidable role at the internationally renowned Zellerbach Theatre in 2016.
In 2004, she was a finalist in the Isadora Duncan Dance Award nominations for best Company Performance in Pancha Jati. In 2008, she was nominated for best Company Performance in Shabd. In 2012, Seibi was awarded a grant from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund to support the creation of a new solo choreography and was Performing Artist in Residence at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center 2012-2014. View Seibi’s Highlight Video.