Devaraj Thimmaiah Dancer

Devaraj trained in India and the UK. He worked under Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts banner whilst also choreographing his own work. His commercial work in India includes appearances for fashion designers, Bollywood singers and local and national satellite TV.

Devaraj joined Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in 2003 for Transtep including choreography by Lisa Torun, Fillip Van Huffel and Rashpal Singh Bansal. Since then he performed in eight productions touring nationally and internationally. He also danced with SJDC for several major dance festivals in UK, Asia and Europe and collaboration with City Contemporary Dance (Hong Kong) in 2006. In 2012 he worked with SJDC as a rehearsal director for Too Mortal and Configuration double billed with Dev Kaha Hai. Devaraj joined Tavaziva Dance in December 2009 for company's first full-length production Wild Dog. In 2010 he worked with Russell Maliphant for a US cinema commercial advert and with Lloyd Newson during the creation period of Can We Talk About This. He worked with Freddie Opoku Addaie during R&D as a ccollaborator.

Devaraj's choreographic work Arranged Marriage was premiered at The Place 25th January 2011 and following this, performed at the Royal Opera House for Exposure Dance and Cloud Dance festival in London. In 2012 he worked with Akram Khan for the Olympic opening ceremony.

In Autumn 2013 he worked during the rehearsal with Tavaziva Dance as part of the company 10th Anniversary. In 2014 he worked with Mandeep Raikhy for Inhabited Geometry which toured 6 cities in Switzerland. He is working with ENO for Tansy Davies Between Worlds directed by Deborah Warner, librettist Nick Drake and Movement Director Kim Brandstrup.