About Ketaki

Ketaki is a performer, choreographer and Kathak teacher in the UK. She has been teaching & performing Kathak since 2000. She came from a family having great likings of Dance and Music. She has received inspiration and promotion for art from her mother Mrs. Archana Kulkarni and father Dr. Arun Kulkarni.

She completed Masters (Sangeet Alankar) in Kathak Dance from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai in 2007. She has gone through rigorous training from Guru Mrs. Archana Kulkarni, Guru Dr. Manjiri Deo and Guru Mrs. Shamatai Bhate

Ketaki worked as an examiner of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal for 10 years. She also worked as an examiner in 'Kala Mahotsav' of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Kolhapur.

She has performed in several programs across different venues like Shivaji University, Kolhapur Rankala Mahotsav, Maharashtra Mandal London, High Commision of India in London and many other concerts in India and the UK.  

 

She founded Taal Dance Classes based in Leicester, UK. We work on different projects such as community concerts and the Annual Dance Concerts with various themes. 

About Guru

Guru Mrs. Archana Kulkarni is a Sangeet Visharad in Kathak Dance. She is teaching Kathak Dance for the last 30 years through her own foundation called Bhavani Institute in Kolhapur. She has worked as an examiner at Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal. She has also worked as honorary faculty for teaching Kathak in music and dramatics department of Shivaji University

 

Guru Dr. Manjiri Deo (Sangeet Alankar) is a renowned Kathak dancer and teacher. She has embellished with PhD degree by 'Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagadh'. She has received education in Kathak Dance from Guru late Pt. Badrinath Kulkarni, Shrimati Ashatai Jogalekar and late Padmashri Nataraj Gopikrishna. 

 

She is teaching Kathak from last 40 years from her institution Shri Ganesh Nritya Kala Mandir’ and from Shri Ganesh Cultural Academy. She organises cultural events such as Ashadh Rang, Kalakartiki, Amrutvasantik and Padmashri Nataraj Gopikrishna Sangeet Mahostav. She has got many awards such as Thane Gaurav Puraskar, Pandita, Nrityashiromani, Thane Nagar Ratna, Navnirman Gaurav Puraskar and Late Madhurita Sarang Puraskar

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