Navtej Johar is a Bharatanatyam exponent and a choreographer, whose work freely traverses between the traditional and the avant-garde.
Johar has performed at prestigious venues all over the world and has worked extensively with prominent international companies and choreographers. He has collaborated with composers, as well as installation artists and has also acted in films directed by Deepa Mehta and Sabiha Sumar.
A recipient of the Times of India Fellowship, 1995, and the Charles Wallace Fellowship, 1999, Johar was the performance director of the Commonwealth Parade, for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations, at London, in June 2002.
A long time student and practitioner of yoga, he has been a yoga teacher since 1985 and runs his own studio, Studio Abhyas, at New Delhi.
Navtej’s long time interest in urban design has led him, in the last few years, to work actively with students, schools and young adults to relook at our city and to be involved with its improvement.