Dance is a spandan, a vibration. It originates in my mind through thoughts and ideas, and gets a definition through vision, imagination, rhythm, movement, expression and silence. Dance, for me, is each moment lived to the optimum, with complete abandon and a total awareness. Through dance, I try to carve a path towards innovation, internal balance and meditation, keeping at the core, the significance of spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth. The aim is to let go of the self-created barriers, by combining techniques of creative therapy in order to express freely and be limitless with our imagination. My surrender to the dance of life is a constant seeking of a higher consciousness.
Born into the family of the legendary Hindu philosopher of Vedanta, Swami Ram Tirtha, I tread this supreme yet simple path of arts & dance, as a medium of self-evolvement by experiencing their meditative essence. Kathak and Indian Classical dance is not just my passion, profession or expression but my 'Way of Life'. Having danced since childhood, Kathak has been an integral part for almost 30 years. Initiated into the Lucknow Gharana of Kathak, I have been trained under the guidance of great maestro, Guru Munna Shukla and earlier with Smt Yogini Gandhi. I have been performing and teaching this art form for over 15 years, with the simple aim to promote, preserve and propagate the classical arts of India. I have been bestowed with the coveted National Award of India ‘Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Purushkar’ by the apex body of performing arts in India, Central Sangeet Natak Akademi. I am also a recipient of the prestigious National level title ‘Singar Mani’ conferred by the Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai. An ICCR Empaneled artist and a Doordarshan graded artist, I am also A TEDx speaker. The focus for me, is on wholistic teaching, where the Arts become an integral part in the development of the art enthusiasts, children and adults alike. Art becomes a medium of expression, a moment of catharsis, a path to move forward in the journey of self-growth. Training in Kathak is imparted at various levels, physical and practical aspects, with a stress on riyaaz (practice) of the mind