I am Aishi Banerjee, a professional Kathak dancer with years of experience in learning and teaching Kathak. I began my journey as a Kathak dancer at the age of five and now adding to that experience, I have been teaching Kathak for the last seven years. Now, I am currently working in a reputed Dance Institution in Bangalore as a Kathak teacher and there we follow the ancient tradition of guru-shishya parampara.
In my journey, I have had the privilege of getting trained under Shri. Avirup Sarkar. It's under his guidance that I found a source of constant inspiration to keep on following this artistic path that I had chosen for myself. At a later stage in my career, I took part in various workshops organized by stalwart kathak exponents such as Pt. Birju Maharaj Ji, Pt. Rajendra Gangani Ji, Smt. Nalini and Kamalini Ji, Smt.Sudeshna Mallick, Nayanika Ghosh Chowdhury Ji and many more. It's my engagement with all of them which help me find a way forward for myself as an artist. In this journey of mine, I have welcomed every opportunity that has come my way. Amidst all of it, I found the opportunity to polish my skills. I have worked for many YouTube music video projects and through them, I explored different aspects of a Kathak performance. As a dancer, I am grateful for everything which helped me reach the position that I am at today and I plan on continuing this path and eventually establish myself as a famous Kathak dancer who is known across the world.
1. Completed Sangeet Visharad from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh.
2. Completed Master in Kathak dance with 1st class marks from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Chattisgarh.
3. Regular repertoire member of "Omkara dance & music" academy.
4. Have performed on various prestigious platforms throughout India and has given Solo performances in "Ghat-Sandhya" in Varanasi, "Naveen-kalakar" in Odisha, "Tagore-international Festival" in Bhopal, Udaipur-Beach Festival" in Rajasthan and many more places.