Seibi Lee is a Kathak soloist and principal member of the internationally acclaimed Chitresh Das Dance Company and began her study of kathak with Pandit Chitresh Das in 1991.
In all classical arts, it is important to first delve deeply into the tradition, establish oneself with respect to this and then eventually find one’s own voice within the tradition. Seibi Lee has accomplished this through the development of a great range dramatic performances: Mantara, Vishwamitra, Hanuman, Marich, and the Guru in Pandit Das’s final choreography SHIVA and numerous performances of the traditional Kathak solo.
She began mentoring dancers in 2002 and has produced several shows including “An Evening of Kathak Dance: Next Generation” (8 upcoming dancers presenting aspects of a traditional Kathak solo), “Pacific Pathways” (7 dance forms from around the world performing in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month) and “Harvest Moon Festival” (featuring 3 solo artists representing the dance of India, Bali and Hawaii with stories of the full moon). She has also forged her own unique creative path with choreography for Houyi and Chang’e - a beloved Chinese story told in Kathak style. She trains students and teachers and choreographs including members of the pre- professional Chhandam Youth Dance Company.