Gayatri Joshi's Odissi training started in Delhi with Guru Hare Krishna Behera in 1988 and continued for two years. Her training with Guru Jyoti Rout started in 1999. She has performed all over the Bay area including 'San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival', 'Krishna Lila', 'Om Namah Shivaya', 'Jagannath', 'Ya Devi', 'Buddha', 'Amrit Dhara', 'Cosmic Dance' & 'Avatar'. She has also organized and performed in several fund raising programs like 'CRY', 'Ruchika', 'ISKON' & 'EKALA Vidyalaya'
Gayatri is the co-founder of iGurukul. She is also an active member of the Bay Area Oriya community and she has organized innumerable cultural activities. She has acted and directed plays, folk dances & dance dramas.
She is an engineer with Hewlett Packard, where she has worked for the last 10 years. Mother of Megha and Vanani, she is married to Manoj Joshi and is a resident of Newark CA.
Gayatri Joshi had her solo debut performance Ranga Puja in Sep 2006 with live musicians from Orissa where she excelled in her Abhinaya pieces Geet Govind & Draupadi.
She has been assisting Guru Jyoti Rout in teaching the artists of Jyoti Kala Mandir for last five years. In addition she has choreographed and restaged several odissi pieces for the junior & senior artistes of JKM. Her choreographies has own several awards in Bay area.
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