TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER
Member of International Dance Council (CID-WORLD)
Anjani offers accredited KATHAK courses &
International Certificates from CID under UNESCO and ISTD London UK
I am a Kathak enthusiast. I started learning Kathak dance at tender age in Banaras, U.P., India. I started my training under the tutelage of Dr. Purnima Pandey. Later, I trained with Smt. Manju Shukla. Both Dr. Pandey and Smt. Shukla are disciples of Sri Mohanrao Kalyanpurkar. Sri Kalyanpurkar was a disciple of Pandit Shambhu Maharaj. Currently, I teach Kathak dance in Central New York. My students are of all ages, ranging from three to seventy years of age. I find teaching Kathak to be an ideal mechanism to instill confidence and a sense of purpose amongst the young. For adults engaged in stressful professions, practicing Kathak is an outlet for relaxation and rejuvenation by connecting the body and spirit. Overall, our activities help build a sense of community rooted in the universal values of love, devotion, and beauty.
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