Odissi (O-ri-see) dance is an exquisite representation of the Hindustani traditions of art to that transport individuals into another parallel reality, full of wonder and bliss, where they experience the essence of their own consciousness.
I began studying the classical Indian art form of Odissi Dance from 1984 – 2001 with Guru Sangetta Mohapatra Kar. In 2018, I re-entered study with Guru Poushali Mukherjee and Revital Carroll, all teachers in the strict lineage of Guru Padma Vibshun Kelucharan Mohapatra stylings. I have performed for years as both a solo artist and in group dances at cultural event and celebrations. In 2003, I began teaching Odissi dance in the midwest USA and continue to do so today from Madison, WI.
My performances and classes explore balance, ancient hand postures known as mudras, rhythmic steps, eye movements, expressions, pranayama breath exercises, meditation, energetic control, and the storytelling of mystical gods, goddesses, humanity, and nature. Come experience my classes as a drop-in, private, or regular student. All levels of dancers welcome.
Private instruction for individuals/groups as well as individual and group performance also available via negotiation. Please inquire via contact in the form below.