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I have completed Masters in Indian classical dance – Kathak and Ph.D. on the subject " Chhatisgarh ke Prachin Mandiron main Pradarshit Nratya evem Vadya Drashya", from Indra Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalay, Khairagarh. I trained under Dr (Mrs.) Suchitra Harmalkar, Pandit Ramlalji – Famous Kathak Dancer of Raigarh Gharana and Mr. Madhukar Anand – Famous Kathak Dancer & Director of Bhatkhand College of Lucknow. I have been awarded by KIRAN GOLD MEDAL and NRITYASHREE Award at Katni Organised by yuva Pidi ko Samarpit Yuva Sangathan, "KIRAN" (M.P.).

I am involved to train students and conduct solo and group performances in Kathak as well as Indian Folk dances. I have experience of choreographing dances as well.

Education

  • B.A. (Honers) (Kathak Dance) from Indra Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalay, Khairagarh, (M.P.)stood IIIrd Position in the University.
  • M.A. (Kathak Dance) from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalay, Khairagarh, (M.P.) stood Ist Position in the University.
  • Ph.D. on the subject " Chhatisgarh ke Prachin Mandiron main Pradarshit Nratya evem Vadya Drashya", from Indra Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalay, Khairagarh.

Training and other skills


Training Taken Under Gurus:

  » Mrs. Suchitra Harmalkar First Guru at Kharagarh University.
  » Pandit Ramlalji Famous Kathak Dancer of Raigarh Gharana.
  » Mr. Madhukar Anand Famous Kathak Dancer & Director.

Participated in Shastriya Nritya Shivir, Organised by The South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur at Khairagarh

Participated 15 days Nritya Shivir Organised by Pandit Ramlalji (Famous Kathak Dancer of Raigarh Gharana)

Performances in UK

  • Brady Arts and Community Centre, London
  • Participated Olympic Torch Performance at Reading.
  • Kathak performance at Fairfields Arts Centre Basingstoke in 2007.
  • Dance Opera by Tagore based on the PADAVALIS OF BHANUSINGH, at Harrow School, London.
  • Hindu Temple, Reading.

Teaching, achievements and performances


Teaching:

 » Mussoorie International School, Mussoorie (U.P.) as Dance Teacher (Kathak as well as Folk Dances).
 »Kalaniketan, Pune, India: Started institute and associated with many schools for special training for competitions. Performed as Judge for Bhartiya Vidyapith, Pune dance competition.

I was examiner of Indra Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalay, Khairagarh.

Achievements and Performances:
  • Got KIRAN GOLD MEDAL and NRITYASHREE'93 Award at Katni Organised by yuva Pidi ko Samarpit Yuva Sangathan, "KIRAN" (M.P.).
  • Participated various Competitions & Programmes During Schooling & achieved many Gold Medals & Certificates.
  • Inter School Ekal Nritya Competition Stood Ist 1987-88 Dept. of Education. Ekal Nritya Programme arrenged by A.b.Komi E.C.Balod 12.03.1988.
  • First in Yuva Sangeet Nritya Mahotsava Organised by S.C.Z.C.C., Nagpur at Vishakhapattanam from 19th Aug'90 to 23rd Aug'90.
  • Participated New Delhi YMCA National Youth Festival 1990.
  • Participated in Classical Dance Organised by Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Youth Festival 1991 at Banaras University.
  • Participated in Classical Dance Competition in the Madurai Inter-University. National Youth Festival 19900-91 Organised by Madurai Kamraj University During Feb'1991.
  • Second Position in Classical Dance in the I.U.National Youth Festival held at M.K.University Feb'91.
  • Participated in Classical Dance (Indian), West Zone Youth Festival 91-92 Organised by Nagpur University.
  • Participated in Ekal Nritya Competition, I.R.S.Y. Utsav 1991.
  • Participated in The National Youth Festival 1991-92 Organised by Banaras Hindu University in Mussical Dance.
  • Participated in the West Zone, Youth Festival 1992-93 Organised by Bhavnagar University as Team Manager.
  • Got Ist Position in Kathak Dance Competition at Kharagarh Kala Kendra Khairagarh 1993.
  • Attended different States and National Level Competitions and Programmes and has achieved many Prizes and Awards.


Involvement in Arts Crafts


Also engaged in different types of activities of Arts and Crafts, Teaching and giving the training of :- Nib Painting, Batik Print, Gift Raping, Candles Making, Greeting Cards, Tie & Die, Shuttle, Ceramic Work Pots, Wheels, etc), Crushia, Screen Printing, Macaroni, Flower Making (Chemicals, Paper, Stroking, etc), Calligraphy, Box, Ingraving, Canvas, Wal Hanging, etc...