Nadhi Thekkek is a bharatanatyam dancer and Artistic Director of Nava Dance Theatre, a bharatanatyam dance company based in San Francisco. As a first generation, American-born, South Asian woman in the diaspora, Nadhi uses her artistic practice to examine place, identity, and politics. Her work has been supported by CounterPulse Performing Diaspora, CA$H Grants, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and others. Nadhi trained under gurus Smt. Sundara Swaminathan (Artistic Director of Kala Vandana Dance Company), Smt. Padmini Chari (Artistic Director of Nitya School of Dance). As of 2012, she has continued training under Guru Sri. A. Lakshmanaswamy in Chennai, India. Her company will perform dance excerpts of Broken Seeds Still Grow during the Rotunda Dance Series on November 8.