Classical Kathak Dance
I am a trained Kathak dancer. I have gone through extensive training and have competed in various state and national level competitions in all over India. I have deep knowledge of Kathak dance. I moved to the U.S.A. in 1995. After a nineteen years hiatus owing to professional reasons, I rekindled my love for actively practicing and performing Kathak dance in 2014. I started teaching Kathak in response to requests from my community and have been doing so since then.
Indian Folk dance and Bollywood dance
I am a trained Rajasthani Folk Dancer. I have performed a variety of folk dances in various on stage programs starting from my elementary school to college days. I choreograph Bollywood dances and have been teaching Bollywood dance in the central New York area for the past three years.
January 2014 – Present
Kathak Dance Teacher and Choreographer, Anjani Dance Academy (seemakathak.com) affiliated with examination board ISTD (The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing London, UK) istd.org
Silver Medalist, West Zone Youth Festival, Classical Kahtak Dance, Bhavanagar, India
Gold Medalist, National Youth Festival, Classical Kahtak Dance, Madurai, India
First Place, [RS1] West Zone Youth Festival, Classical Kathak Dance, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras, India
Silver Medalist, West Zone Youth Festival, Folk Dance, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras, India
Silver Medalist, West Zone Youth Festival, Folk Dance, Bikaner, India
First Place, Inter-School Competition, Kathak Dance, Savai Madhopur, India
Pratham, Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth, Lucknow, U.P., India
Madhayam, Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth, Lucknow, U.P., India
Visharad (Diploma) in Kathak Dance, Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Nishant (Hons. Diploma) in Kathak Dance, Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India