Sumina Das is a senior disciple of Guru Mayadhar Raut (the doyen of Odissi Dance) and has been under his tutelage for the past 20 years.
Sumina’s inclination towards dance began at a very young age. She joined the Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi (recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development), as a disciple under eminent Guru Shri Mayadhar Raut and obtained her diploma in the Odissi form of dance in the year 1994.
Thereafter, she went on to join the Jayantika School of Odissi Dance to specialize in the finer nuances of this dance form, under the tutelage of her Guru Shri Mayadhar Raut, (founder of the said School) and Madhumita Raut who apart from being Guruji’s daughter, is an accomplished dancer and a renowned Odissi dance guru in her own right.
As a senior disciple, sumina has given numerous solo performances for past 10 years and also has been a part of Guruji’s dance entourage at various festivals for many years.
The latest events, where she has performed, are at the…Guru Shishya Parampara festival, the Shruti Mandal Dance festival at Jaipur, the Anjuman Sair- E- Gul Faroshan (Phool Waalon Ki Sair) at mehrauli, Delhi and at the Epicentre, Gurgaon.
She has also assisted her Guru Sushri Madhumita Raut, in conducting a 15 days dance workshop for Mayo Girls School, Ajmer and at the Spic Macay lecture demonstration at Govt. boys & girls school, Tilak Marg, Delhi.
Sumina specializes in the Mayadhar Raut Gharana, which is known for its Lasya, Lyricism and intense Abhinaya.
Having done her M.B.A from the Symbiosis Institute of Management , Sumina is currently working as a recruitment manager at a leading HR consulting firm in Delhi.
As a staunch believer of the Guru- Shishya Parampara, she continues to train under her Guru and aspires to propagate his teachings worldwide. Sumina is also a member of the Karmic Mantra Foundation (a voluntary organization) and is associated in their endeavour to explore, enrich and broaden the horizons of the various classical dance forms of India and creating awareness about the use of dance in education and as therapy.