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Dr Arkadev Bhattacharya, a Bharatnatyam dancer, trainer and a choreographer, initiated his dance training im Uday shankar Dance Style under the able guidance of Smt Tanusree Shankar, learnt Bharatnatyam (Kalakshetra Style Established by Late Smt Rukmini Devi Arundale) under Guru Khagendra Nath Barman in Kolkata and received advanced training from Padmabhushan Guru V P and Shanta Dhananjayans: Chennai, had short term training from Padmabhushan Guru Prof CV Chandrashekhar, and Padmasree Leela Samson, also attended session with Bragha Bassel, Chennai.
He is a First Class post Graduate from Rabindra Bharati University, NET (UGC) Qualified and a Doctorate in Bharatnatyam.
He has also received training in Rabindra Nritya and Folk Dances of India at Rabindra Bharati University ;Kolkata.
Established his Institute Niharika Centre for Performing Arts in the year 1995. He had groomed more than 15 soloists in Bharatnatyam, almost a dozens of productions he has choreographed so far. Performed in many of the India's major dance festivals and also performed in Germany, Scotland, London, Canada, Malaysia, Bangkok and Bangladesh. He is an acknowledged artist of West Bengal State Music Academy, Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Sangeet Natak Academy, ICCR, Kolkata Doordarshan, Song and Drama Division.
He is now an Asst Secretary of West Bengal Dance Group Federation and associated Member of Bharatnatyam Dancers Association of Kolkata, Bharat Sanskriti utsav and judged CCRT Scholarship, Dover Lane Dance Competition, Rajya Yuva Utsav, Pratibha Sanman of EZCC, West Bengal State Music Academy to name a few.
He has Conducted Workshops and Seminars and also developed a curriculum for teaching present generation so that everyone enjoys learning Bharatnatyam and other dance forms.
He is a Teacher at THE HERITAGE SCHOOL , Kolkata ,where he teaches the specially abled children and also has conducted dance sessions for adults to remove their stress in life.