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Alakananda – Kathak Dancer and Choreographer, Director of AIPA

ALAKNANDA – KATHAK DANCER & CHOREOGRAPHER Alaknanda, born in a family where education is blended with music, has the inborn talent of music and rhythm. Her advance training is imparted by Guru Munna Lal Shukla who has infused in her the poetic essence of the dance form. She has also been awarded the National Scholarship by the MINISTRY OF CULTURE. She is an empanelled artist of Indian Council for Cultur ...

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Anita Sharma, an accomplished and versatile Sattriya Dance Maestro

Anita Sharma is an accomplished and versatile Sattriya artist who has conquered an enviable place in the world of Satriya, an exquisite dance form of Assam. She has devoted herself to learn Satriya dance under Padmashree Nrityacharya Jatin Goswami and has compelling and arresting stage presence with a rare combination of intensity and spontaneity. Her interest in dance was nutured at an early age by her par ...

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Ramyani Roy – a unique Kathakali Exponent from Kolkata

Ramyani Roy started dancing at a very tender age of four years under the supreme guidance of Smt. Mamta Shankar, renowned actress choreographer. Her natural inclination towards dance gave her the direction to nurture in the field of creative dance. Alongside creative dance she started taking lessons in Indian Classical dance like Kathakali and Bharatnatyam under the guidance of rewound Guru Sri Kalamandalam ...

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Gullapudi Raman Kumari – dancer, dance educator and choreographer in Odissi and Odisha folk

A Dancer and Dance Pedagogue Gullapudi Raman Kumari, born 1980, lives in Hyderabad. She is a dancer, dance educator and choreographer in Odissi ,odisha folk and other. Born and brought up in the eastern state of Odisha. And one of the rare dancers who strongly believes “Dance is Life and Life is to Dance". She was initiated to the art of Odissi when she was barely 7 years old. She had her early training und ...

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Astha Dixit, a unique exponent of Sufi Kathak

Astha Dixit is a Kathak Danseuse who has touched the arts of people all over the world. She uses this age old art form to speak the language of the soul. Through her dance she she expresses poetry, emotion and the relationship of love with the Divine. Her stage presence has a unique quality to pull and carry the audience into her dance and take them on a journey of the heart . Graceful and precise in her mo ...

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Haimanti Basu, an exponent of Odissi in USA

Haimanti Basu, who was born into a cultured Bengali family where music and dance was an integral part of the family. She received her initial training from her sister Baishali Mitra, an exponent in BharatNatyam. She did her training in different dance form for several years from CLT at Kolkata. She also took dance training for few years from Smt Chaya Halder. She performed in various group stage shows at Ko ...

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Debamitra Sengupta, an eminent exponent of Odissi

Debamitra Sengupta, eminent Odissi exponent from India, a senior disciple of Late Padmavibhushan Guru Kelu Charan Mahapatra, has been appreciated both as a performer and choreographer in the field of classical Odissi dance in the country and abroad for the last couple of decades. She also honed her skills under the able guidance of Late Padmashree Sanjukta Panigrahi and Smt Sutapa Talukdar. Debamitra is an ...

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Manisha Gulyani – a traditional Kathak dancer of Jaipur style

Manisha Gulyani - Hailing from a city resplendent with culture, creed and colour of Indian ethos seeped in true Rajput tradition - Jaipur, Manisha always harboured a penchant for Indian Classical dance. Kathak engulfed her in its fold at a very young age when she joined Jaipur Kathak Kendra. But she had her true calling when she was blessed by the noted exponent of Kathak, the principal Heir of traditional ...

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Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala – a leading proponent of Bharatanatyam , Director of Kala Pradarshini

Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala is a leading proponent of Bharatanatyam, which is a South Indian classical dance form that has its pedigrees deep rooted in Indian history. Parvathi’s profound understanding, ardent devotion and relentless practice of this intricate art form have earned her an exceptional name in the fraternity of performing arts. Her multi-faceted persona, comprising that of a vibrant Performer, a ...

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Dr Lata Singh Munshi, a renowned Bharatnatyam Exponent in India

Dr. Lata Singh Munshi is a renowned Bharatnatyam Exponent in India and has performed both nationally and internationally. Born in a music loving family, she received the foundation of art as a heritage. As she seemed to be deeply inclined towards dancing from a very early age, her parents started dreaming of making her into a renowned dancer. In 1976, Lata began her training in Bharatnatyam under the guidan ...

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