Arno Kamolika is a Vancouver-based Bharatanatyam dance artist and instructor. Growing up in Bangladesh Arno learnt various dance forms including Manipuri, Chau and Uday Shankar style of dancing, which was also complemented by her training in theatre and mime. Her training under world renowned scholar Padmabhushan Professor C V Chandrasekhar inspired her to become a Bharatanatyam artist. A graduate in architecture, Arno continues her advanced training in Vancouver under choreographer Jai Govinda and has been an integral part of Mandala Arts and Culture as an instructor and as a performer. Arno’s rich repertoires of performances have taken her across the globe at various festivals in USA, Germany, India and Bangladesh. Her formative years in Chhayanaut, a premier cultural organization of Bangladesh, have been deeply influenced by music and literature of Rabindranath Tagore.
She is currently working intensively with Vancouver Tagore Society and BC based musicians in projects where story-telling becomes alive with live music, poetry and dance. She aspires to tell stories of her roots through the traditional framework of Bharatanatyam.