Aditi Bandyopadhyay

Aditi Bandyopadhyay is a dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher of odissi dance. She trained under the tutelage of late Padmabibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra, Guru Giridhari Nayak, Smt Amala Shankar, and more presently under Guru Smt Sutapa Talukdar. Her parents Indrani and Asok Bandyopadhyay who were great conoisseurs of art had always been her sole inspiration.

Aditi is a physician who has a graduate degree in medicine and surgery (MBBS) from Calcutta National Medical College, Calcutta University.

Aditi has presented 176 solo dance recitals in India and in different parts of the world, and has choreographed several dance productions of her own. Her own productions, Teen Katha and Sri Krishna Prem Gatha, have received immense appreciation at prestigious music conferences. She is the creative director of Nrityaneer, a dance institution she founded, and has presented a number of dance recitals in India with her dance troupe. She has also worked with mentally challenged children through the medium of dance and music.

In 1998, Aditi was invited to Sweden and Denmark, where she presented several solo dance recitals and conducted two dance workshops. She was felicitated by the Indian ambassador in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aditi's solo performance and dance choreographies with her students have featured on Indian television (Doordarshan), and her dance has been appreciated by press critics in different leading newspapers and magazines.

She is the recipient of the M. P. Birla special talent award (1996), Jadubhatta Purashkar (1998) and was honoured by Indian Museum in 1997.

Currently, Aditi is settled in Columbia, Missouri, USA, with her husband Dr Subharup Guha and her eleven months old son, Ishan. She is continuing her solo performances and choreographic presentations in mid Missouri. She is the dance director of MUDRA an organisation for Indian classical dance at the University of Missouri Columbia.

A dance choreographed by her based on Kalidasa's Meghdoot was staged at Jesse Auditorium, University of Missouri-Columbia on October 27, 2007. Her choreography opened India's presentation at Columbia's International Fashion Festival in March 2008. Recently, Aditi's students in Columbia performed a dance item on Goddess Durga at an Indian classical music program.

Aditi's most recent solo dance presentations were at St. Louis Indian Dance Festival 2008 organized by Soorya Dance Company, Durga Puja Festival at Gandhi Center, St Louis organized by 'Punascha', Durga Puja Festival at Hindu Temple, Omaha organized by Bengali Association of Nebraska, and at the Celebrations of Culture at the University of Missouri-Columbia organized by the Multicultural Society.

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