Srabanti received extensive training in Indian classical dances - Kathak and Bharatanatyam
from India under the able guidance of Guru Smt. Sreelekha Mukherjee.
her training in dance at the tender age of 2.5 years of age. Even though her training initially started with
Kathak few years later Bharatanatyam was also part of her training. She has been trained in Lucknow
Gharana style of Kathak. She is a Nritya Prabhakar Degree (Graduate Degree) holder in Kathak from prestigious dance
and music institution Prayag Sangeet Samiti based in Allahabad, India. She continues to enrich her education and
knowledge in these dance forms.
She has directed, choreographed and performed in numerous solo/group performances in
various prestigious venues in India and US for which she received rave reviews. Some of the most notable venues
which staged her participation and production/choreography include The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts which include
the following stages - Concert Hall, Terrace Theater, Millennium Stage, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing
Arts, The Lincoln Theatre, The National Cherry Blossom Festival and many more.
For a list of Srabanti and her school's performances please click here.
Srabanti has been teaching in the Washington DC metro area since 1996. She has held faculty positions
at the following music and dance institutions in the Washington DC metro area:
- Bharatnatyam Teacher, India
International School, Annandale, VA, 1996-2000
- Kathak Teacher, India School, Bethesda, MD, 2005-2007
She is also a member of Indian Dance Educator's Association (IDEA)
in the Washington DC area.
She is the artistic director of her dance school - Roomjhoom Nrityalaya. To learn more about the school please click here.
Besides pursuing her passion as an Indian classical dancer, performer and instructor Srabanti
is professionally employed full time as a hardware design engineer designing embedded electronic components for satellites,
spacecraft and space based digital applications.
Academically, Srabanti holds the following degrees:
- Masters Degree in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering from George Washington University,
- Masters and Bachelors Degrees in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University,