As a full-time teacher and senior leader at a school in east Kent, I have organised many themed events especially in the arts, languages and culture. It was in this capacity that I met Sujata Banerjee over a decade ago. Over the years, Sujata delivered some highly memorable Kathak dance workshops and performances with our children , including a special performance of ‘Draupadi’ which is still being talked about several years later.
I was honoured to have been asked to become chairman of SDBC and have seen it grow from strength to strength under Sujata’s guidance, care and high levels of creativity and expertise. SBDC students now regularly perform and compete in highly prestigious events such as the BBC Young Dancer competition. Having recently been in the audience at part of the Hemantika season in London, an international program which Sujata led and coordinated in both Barcelona and London, it was clear that the standards of excellence and fabulous performances of the SDBC speak for themselves.