Arunima Ghosh

Odissi Classical Dance    Delhi

Arunima Ghosh is a renowned Odissi classical dancer with over 20 years of experience in the field. She was born in a small town in north Bengal and began learning Odissi at a young age under the guidance of Guru Monalisa Ghosh in Kolkata. She later moved to Delhi to study under Guru Sharon Lowen. Arunima has performed extensively across India and abroad, including at the Yuva Shrastriya and Aarambh festivals in New Delhi, the Kala Samagam festival in Guwahati, and the Octave festival in New Delhi. She has also performed at the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi, The Times of India in Chennai, Bhavan's Naatya Utsav in Delhi, the Yog Parv festival in New Delhi, the Mandu Festival, and the Delhi Odissi Utsav. In addition to being a performing artist, she is also a dance teacher and the founder of Manasija School of dance and music. The school has been providing training on dance and music for over a decade now, and its students have received numerous awards and accolades across the country. Arunima believes in imparting not just the technique of the dance form, but also the rich cultural heritage and philosophy that underlies it. Arunima is also an active choreographer and has created several works that have been well-received by audiences. Some of her notable work includes Khel ek anand ki khoj for kids and young adults and Varsha Varnanam. She has received several awards for her dance, including the Nrittya Nandan title, a Gold Medal in Odissi dance final year exam, and multiple state level awards. In addition to her passion for dance, Arunima is also actively involved in social causes and uses her art as a means of spreading awareness and promoting cultural exchange. She is an inspiration to many young dancers and continues to push the boundaries of Odissi dance with her innovative choreography and performances.