Soumee De is a dancer, teacher, choreographer who has trained in the Indian Classical dance forms of Kathak and Odissi since the age of four. Soumee currently teaches Odissi at Apsaras Arts, Singapore and continues to learn under Guru Ratikant Mohapatra at Srjan, India. She is founder of Ethos-Exploring the Odissi Spirit, a dance collective in Singapore for Odissi dancers and also offers ‘Dance-telling’ programs at The Artground for young children. When not dancing she works as a management consultant to create a better working world.
Her recent works include choreography for Peace, an unfolding at the Artwalk Little India 2021. She was featured as a solo artiste at the Anuvartanam festival by Srjan in Odisha in January 2021 and at the Dance India Asia Pacific 2020 showcase by Esplanade Theatres on the Bay. She performed in a collaborative work Kanna Va by IndianRaga and Apsaras Arts, conducted a workshop on re-telling, Ramayana through Odissi and Puppetry at the Digital Culture festival by Indian Heritage Center; staged her own choreographies Ritu Ranga at the Artwalk Little India 2020. In 2019, she performed River Ramble at the Stamford Arts Center opening by NAC and Phenomenal Women on International Women’s Day at The American Club.