Aruna is a performance director, designer, trainer and founder of Visual Respiration, a performance company committed to designing unique audience experiences. She holds an (MA) in Advanced Theatre Practice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, United Kingdom. She has a Masters in Marketing & Communications with a focus on Communication design and visual media. She is also a graduate in Communication and Design, specialising in photography and film. Aruna is interested in engaging with audiences in unique ways and creating multi-sensorial performance experiences.
Aruna has been in theatre and performance for the last 15 years. Her most recent work, Memory Recipe premiered at The Serendipty Arts Festival in Goa (2016). Her work, Coloured and Choosing was part of the Gender Bender Festival 2016 and explored gender ideas and perspectives. Other works include:
Aruna has worked with Daimler and Ashok Leyland for 6 years as part of the Marketing Communication team, working and supporting the brand development and the launch of a new brand of truck in the Indian Market. Her work focused on design thinking, communication delivery and audience experience management.
Bringing together her Corporate experience and Theatre, she designs and facilitates unique learning programmes for Organisations, in the space of Communication, creativity and storytelling. She also works in the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion space in organisations facilitating experiential learning around aspects of unconscious bias and sexual harassment.
She is also an ATSA fellow 2014-15, an arts management fellowship, focused on grooming art managers in South Asia.
She heads Innovations in Inclusion at Interweave Consulting where she brings the performing Arts to create experiential learning programmes,