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Nilanjana Banerjee

Nilanjana was initiated into dance at an early age by the renowned Odissi revivalist Guru Mayadhar Raut of Delhi. She holds a Diploma in performing arts. Her solo debut was at an Indian community event at Hartford, Connecticut. In India, she performed at various youth cultural festivals. For a few years, she learnt Bharatnatyam from Guru Smt. Vasanti Subramanium at the Bhatkhande Hindustani Sangeet Mahavidyalaya. She further trained with Guru Smt. Mitra Purkayastha, artistic director of Rhythms of dance and music, New Jersey. Smt. Mitra being an accomplished dancer-choreographer herself was able to enhance Nilanjana’s dance skills. Her guidance and encouragement proved a major turning point in Nilanjana’s life. She seeks her Guru’s blessings in all her endeavours. Nilanjana strictly adheres to Guru Padmashree Murlidhar Maji’s gharana. For more information, click here.

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