About Swati

Swati started her training for Kathak at the tender age of 7 years. She received a major part of her training under the guidance of renowned Kathak exponent Guru GeetanjaliLal and later from SNA Awardee Guru Smt. Urmila Nagar, who continues to be her guide and source of inspiration. She has been in the field of Kathak for over 20 years and has mastered various nuances of Kathak at the prestigious National Institute of Kathak (Kathak Kendra), New Delhi. Swati has learnt the different facets of Kathak under the ‘Jaipur Gharana'

Swati has been the proud recipient of scholarships throughout her training period. She received scholarships from such august institutions as Kathak Kendra, Sahitya Kala Parishad and Department of culture, Government of India.

Her dance combines the sophistication, complicated rhythmic patterns and improvisations of the ‘Jaipur Gharana’. She exhibits ‘footwork’ and ‘spins’ of ‘Jaipur Gharana’ with consummate ease. She has performed in various prestigious events all across India and has charmed audiences in shows organized by the Indian government bodies as well as private organizations.

Swati is a graded artist of Doordarshan Delhi and has been bestowed the title “Shringar Mani” by Sur Shringar, Mumbai. 

Apart from solo recitals, Swati also specializes in choreography around a specific theme or event. Whether it’s a festival or a themed event, her dedication to her dance ensures presentation of a spectacle certain to delight audiences. She has a strong network of contacts with other dancers, singers and accompanists and can organize performances with a troop of dancers as well.

Achievements

  • Received title of Shringar Mani in 2004-2005 from Sur Shringar.
  • Registered as a performing artiste with Doordarshan.
  • She is an empanelled artist with ICCR since 2005.
  • Has delivered numerous lecture demonstrations for IRCEN.  
  • Distinction holder throughout Dance courses.
  • Scholarship recipient throughout Dance courses.
  • Qualified for and received Scholarships from such august institutions as Kathak Kendra (New Delhi), Ministry of Human resources & Sahitya Kala Parishad.
  • Has won numerous prizes in Inter College and State level Classical Dance competitions. 
  • Received award from Kashmir samiti for her contribution in the field of classical dance.

 Education

  • Graduate in Arts: University of Delhi
  • 3 yrs. Diploma (Hons.) in Kathak Dance: National Institute of Kathak
  • 3 yrs. Diploma in Kathak Dance: National Institute of Kathak
  • 5 yrs. Foundation course in Kathak Dance: National Institute of Kathak
  • 4 Yrs. Sr. Diploma in Vocal Music: PrayagSangeet samiti

“Intricate footwork and rapid pirouettes – the dominant features of Kathak dance - were the hallmark of her brilliance” Indian Express