About Shruti Apte
- Shruti started learning Kathak from renowned Kathak dance Guru – Pandita. Smt. Maneesha tai Sathe at the age of 8.
- After that she has been learning Kathak for the past 16 years from the renowned Kathak Dance Performer & Guru Mrs. Shambhavi Dandekar (Daughter & disciple of Guru Pandita Smt. Maneesha tai Sathe). And under the guidance of Mrs. Amruta gogte (senior disciple of guru Mrs. Shambhavi Dandekar).
- Since 2014 she has been learning aesthetics of dance – LAYA & TAAL from Padmashree Talyogi Pandit Sureshji Talwalkar.
- She has completed her Graduation and Post Graduation in Commerce from University of Pune.
- She has completed her ‘Kathak Nritya Visharad’ (Equivalent to B.A.) & ‘Kathak Nritya Alankar’ (Equivalent to M. A.) conducted by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay, Mumbai.
- She has been appointed as ‘Examinar’ by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay for their exams upto Kathak Nritya Alankar level.
- She has completed her advance diploma in Kathak from Bharati Vidyapeeth deemed University.
Shruti has been immensely fortunate to get training from the maestros like
- Padmashri Pandit Birju Maharaj ji’ ”PANCHATATVA”
- Guru. Pandita Maneesha Sathe.
- Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar.
- Ustad Taufiq Qureshi.
- Shree Subhash Chandra.
- Maneesha Nrityalaya and Shambhavi Dandekar’s International School of Kathak.
- Pandit Rajendra Gangani.
- Performed solo at Ram Navami Utsov at RAM MANDIR at Belgavi in 2015.
- Performed solo at Sharadotsav at Belgavi in 2016.
- Performed at Chennai for visesha Kala poshakham utsav organised by Sri sumukhi rajshekharan memorial foundation.
- Performed at prestigious 10th Cuttack mohotsav at Orissa India on January 2019.
- Performed at Krishna sandipani shikharnaad international dance festival Ujjain Madhya Pradesh on May 2019
- Performed for the FIRST time on INTERNATIONAL level at MALAYSIA in the festival organised by NATIONAL CLASSICAL DANCE ACADEMY INDIA in June 2019
- Annual Shows of Guru Mrs. Shambhavi Dandekar- “Kathakostva” from 2002-2015.
- Pune festival inaugural ceremony with Guru. Shambhavi Dandekar.
- Nupurnaad Festival organized by Anunaad foundation Ahamadnagar under production of Kathak Abhivyakti.
- Janavani as a part of Heritage Week Celebration.
- International Raptor Conference organized by Ela Foundaion.
- She was immensely fortunate to perform for the production of eminent Maestro Padmavibhushan Pandit. Biraju Maharajji in “Holi Ke Rang” at Shanivarwada in Pune.
- Masik Nrutya Sadhana organizes by Sanakar Bharati Pune.
- Performed in the joint venture of Kathak Abhivyakti of Mrs.Amruta Gogate and Kalanubhuti of Mrs.Asmita Thakur (both are senior disciples of Guru Shambhavi Dandekar)a unique production named “Rasanubhaav” in Pune.
- Performed in the Corporate Events of Tech Mahindra and TUV Nord at pune.
- Performed for the inaugural ceremony of “Katha Yatra” festival under Kathak Abhivyakti and Kalanubhuti in Pune.
- Performed at the WORLD CULTURAL FESTIVAL at NEW DELHI in 2016.
- Performed at the inauguration ceremony of MAKE IN INDIA at MUMBAI in the presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2016.
- Shruti is a part of Padmashree Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar ji’s production TAALYATRA and TAALSANKIRTAN.
- Shruti got Opportunity to Perform in PANCHATATVA festival at Mumbai in the presence of padmavibhushan pandit Biraju Maharaj ji.
- Shruti performed with her Guru Shambhavi Dandekar in a production of “GAUR BARAN RADHIKA”.
- She got the opportunity to perform in Indian International Dance Festival at Bangalore.
- She has choreographed for Annual shows of Shambhavi’s International School Of Kathak.
- Also choreographed for Inter School Competitions. And Choreographed for annual gathering for renowned school Abhinav Vidyalay (English medium), Pune.
- Solo and group performances for classical dance competitions.
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Shruti Swanand Apte
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