Snigdha Mishra has started learning dance since the age of 3. She is a disciple of Kathak legend Lt.Pandit Chitresh Das. She came under her Guruju’s tutelage at the age of 11. She has undergone rigorous training for innumerable hours from her Guruji. Snigdha is a professional solo artist. After coming under her Guruji’s tutelage she has performed at several places all over India and abroad. She also employs Pandit ji’s innovation Kathak Yoga where she simultaneously sings a rhythmic cycle, dances complex mathematical patterns and plays the harmonium. Snigdha has performed in Pandit ji’s award-winning production “Sita Haran”. She has also toured extensively with her Guruji all over India and has also been part of world class tour of India Jazz Suites and Kathak/Flamenco. She has not only worked as a teacher of Pandit ji’s dance institution Chhandam Nrtiya Bharati but also taught Kathak to the girls of red-light districts of Kalighat for 4 years.
She has been awarded Sangeet Bibhakar from Bangiya Sangeet Parishad and is also certified as a 6th year graduate from Bagiya Sangeet Parishad.
Snigdha has done her Masters in English Literature and has undergone an advanced level German language course. She heads the German Department at The Newtown School, Kolkata and continues her practice of Kathak with lot of devotion and perseverance.
Her aim is to spread her Guruji’s teachings all over the world by educating, promoting and preserving the art form of Kathak.
Performance Highlights : -
2019 – Performed at Kurseong in a Teachers’ Conference
2019 – Performed in Germany at Berlin Hindu Cultural Society during Durga Puja
2019 – Performed solo at Sarada Ramkrishna Mission Ashram.
2019 – In a cultural event of Goethe Institut, Maxmueller Bhavan, Kolkata
2019 – Performed in an event named Dhyangkurakur organised by Gokul Chandra Das. Kathak with Dhaak and Srikhol at Abonindranath Gallery, ICCR, Kolkata
2018 – Performed at Choudhury House in honour of Ramkrishna Sarada Mission.
2018 – Worked with Acharya Jayanta Bose on a project of Krishna Kirtan( Music and Dance album).
2018 – Taught a Kathak workshop on Stories of Krishna to a group of German students who had come down from Germany at Goethe Institut- Maxmueller Bhavan/Kolkata
2018 – Taught 2 Kathak Workshops at Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata
2018 – Taught Kathak Workshop at Centauria Lake Resort in Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka presented by Goethe - Institut
2018 – Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai
2018 – Taught Kathak Workshop at The Newtown School Kolkata to a group of Chinese students.
2016 – Choudhury House Music Conference, Kolkata
2016 – Tollygunge Baithak, Kolkata
2016 – Brahmananda Ashram, Jamshedpur
2015 – Remembering Chitresh Das, ICCR, Kolkata
2014 – Konark Festival of Music and Dance, Odhisa
2014 – NCPA Tata Theatre, Mumbai
2014 – Celebrating Women’s Day, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
2013 – Ramkrishna Cancer Hospital, Coimbatore
2013 – Lalit Kalashetra, Coimbatore
2013 – Lecture demonstration at Kelucharan Mohapatra Dance Institute, Bhubaneswar
2013 – Women’s Day Celebration, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
2013 – Krishna’s Stories, Lecture Demonstration and workshop, Weaver’s Studio Center for the Arts, Kolkata
2012 – Weaver’s Studio Center for Arts, Kolkata
2012 – Standard Chartered and Wizcraft Internationals Event, Delhi
2011 -- Dynamic Rhythms, Birla Auditorium, Jaipur
2011 – JPGW Zensar Ampitheatre, Pune
2011 – Saraswati Puja Celebration, Priyadarshini Park Auditorium, Mumbai
2010 – Uttarpara Dance Festival
2010 – Krishnanagar Music and Dance Festival, West Bengal
2010 – Bridges, Choudhury House, Kolkata
2010 – Sita Haran, GD Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata
2008 – Kathak Day Celebration, Barrackpore Sukanta Sadan, Kolkata
2008 – St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
2006 – Gyan Manch, Kolkata.