Marshall Scholar Judge on BBC show Jump Nation
Ankur Bahl, 2005 Marshall Scholar is one of the judges on a new show on the BBC called Jump Nation. This show is part of the Children's BBC programming and can be found at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00q05g2
Ankur has recently finished touring with the DV8 dance company in a production called To be Straight with You. http://www.dv8.co.uk/projects/tobestraightwithyou
Ankur grew up in Santa Clara,
CA, studying the Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam and was the first
American-born male to complete an Arangatram, or solo dance debut. As a
Fulbright Scholar in France Ankur studied ballet and modern dance
and developed choreography that fused eastern and western dance
traditions to mimic the dual identities that characterize the immigrant
experience. He was also a member of the U.S.
national Jump Rope Team, and three-time national champion
and was World Jump Rope Champion.
Whilst on his Scholarship Ankur read for an MA in Migration & Diaspora Studies at SOAS and an MA in Contemporary Dance - Performance at the London Contemporary Dance School.