A lifetime dedicated dancer towards Odissi dance and music, he has never considered this merely as a hobby or career but - "just the reason to be, a way to touch eternity". He beams, - "to me,to dance is to be happy. I dance with joy to reach that permanent state of bliss". Under his guidance, the institute is running is classes and activities to promote Indian classical dance and music. He also conducts workshops and abhinaya sessions for the senior students of the institute.
Apart from being an excellent performer; Shri Sushant Maharana is also actively involved in teaching Odissi and Chhau. Presently, he is the Dance Director of Manjari OdissiNrityalaya. Amidst such a busy and packed schedule, he has found time to train students to continue the tradition inherited from his father and Gurus.
Prashant Maharna learnt Odissi Pakhawaj from his illustrious father and Guru Shri Trinath is Maharana, who himself is an accomplished Pakhawaj player. Prashant is equally conversant with Drupad(Hindustani) Pakhawaj and holds a Master Degree. Prashant has been giving solo pakhawaj performances in Drupad samaroh held in Benaras (UP) for the last five years. He has accompanied a large number of distinguished Odissi dancers viz. - Padma Vibhushan Dr.Sonal Mansingh, Padmashree Madhavi Mudgal, Padmashree Kiran Sehgal, Padmashree Ranjana Gauhar, Padmashree Geeta Mahalik,Alpana Nayak, Bindu Juneja, Asha Mashako, Daliya Dutta, Mamta Ghosh and others as Pakhawaj artist in major cities of India and abroad.
Shobha Bhasin is a trained Odissi dancer. She learnt Odissi from Gandharv Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi under the able guidance of Guru Trinath Maharana and Guru Madhavi Mudgal. She has performed in many programmes in various cities of India.
Neelam Maharana is a well-trained Bharatnatyam dancer and disciple of Guru Shri Justin McCarthy. She passed out from Shri Ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra. She has also learned from Guru Smt Jayalakshmi Eshwar. She has performed in many programmes in various cities of India.
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