Born in Delhi, India. Sanchit Babbar began dance training in 2009 with Anthony Noa ( Former First Soloist Deutsche Opera Berlin) and Tino Sanchez. After being inspired by the choreographic genius Alvin Ailey, Sanchit attended the The Ailey School, the official school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT), on full scholarship. During his training at The Ailey School, Sanchit was supported by Tracy Inman (Director, The Ailey School) and studied with master educators Dudley Williams ( AAADT), Renee Robinson (AAADT), and Penny Frank (Martha Graham Dance Company) who helped polish his artistic talent. He has performed in Alvin Ailey’s signature work Revelations alongside the AAADT. Sanchit also danced lead roles in choreography by Ray Mercer (The Lion King Broadway) and by the internationally accredited Darshan Signh Buhuller (Former Principal London Contemporary Dance Theater) where he was remarked as “Spectacular” by Judith Jamison (Artistic Director Emerita of the AAADT). As a member of The Ailey Students Performance Group under the direction of Freddie Moore, Sanchit has also performed works of Alvin Ailey, Mathew Rushing, Hope Boykin, Ray Mercer, Jamar Roberts. Sanchit was featured as a guest artist for Ballet Vorpommern (Greifswalfd, Germany) under the direction of Ralf Dornen in their open-air Ballet “Soul Of Ballet” choreographed by Robert Glumbek and Sabra Johnson. Recently, Sanchit has danced principal role of Mowgli in “Jangala” based on the story of Jungle Book with Oakland Ballet (California) under the direction of Graham Lustig.
Sanchit has had the privilege to perform on stage, film, and in international corporate productions. His professional highlights include opening for the AAADT 2014 season in BESSIE Award Winner Hope Boykin’s work, A Grateful Gathering. Sanchit performed in Nick Cave’s artistically inclined Heard NY, choreographed by William Gill and produced by CREATIVE TIME. He was a key dancer in David Monn’s production for the 2013 Park Avenue Armory Gala, In The Void, choreographed by Matthew Rushing (Dance Magazine Award winner). Sanchit was the principal artist at Western Colorado Dance Theater, where he performed the title role of Snow king and Caviler. Sanchit was invited to work in Katie Holmes documentary In Short produced by City Room Creative featuring AAADT’s Principal Dancer Renee Robinson. Sanchit has been showcased internationally in corporate productions for HBO, Maruti Suzuki, and Cisco. Sanchit has performed live at the remarkable venues Lincoln Center’s David K Koch Theater, New York City Center Theater, The Park Avenue Armory, Kumble Theater, Grand Central Terminal, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Moss Performing Arts Center, Talkatora Stadium, and Paramount Theater.
Sanchit was handpicked by Tracy Inman (Director, The Ailey School) for all the scholarships and special performances with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Sanchit is the recipient of the The Yass Family Scholarship, The Ada Brandon Scholarship, The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation Scholarship, and The Bob Fosse-Gwen Verdon Scholarship.