ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

2014: PhD Dance Anthropology (Durham University, UK) Shaping the Body, Transcending the Self: Experience and Meaning in Odissi (full scholarship)

2010: MA Dance Cultures, Histories and Practices (University of Surrey, UK) Performative metaphors of Indian Femininity and Womanhood (partial scholarship)

2009: MA Cultural Management: Performing and Visual Arts (UIC, Spain) Villa Excelsior: Planning and Management of a Performing Arts Centre in Asturias (full scholarship)

2008: MA Cultural Anthropology (Università La Sapienza, Italy) Sankofa: Politics and Practices of Dance in Ghana.

2005: BA Cultural Anthropology (Università La Sapienza, Italy) Hermandades di Siviglia: socialità, rituali e valori.

 

DANCE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Odissi: 

2010-12:ICCR Scholarship for training in Odissi (2 year dance certificate) at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi, under guru Priyambada Pattnaik.

2012-13: Performing Arts Management Group Durham and St. Aidan’s College Travel Bursaries for special training at Srjan under guru Sujata Mohapatra.

2012-13-14: Milap bursaries for advanced training in Odissi, DanceIndia Summer School, Liverpool, UK, under guru Sujata Mohapatra and guru Madhavi Mudgal.

2013-14: Milap Fellowship for advanced training in Odissi at Srjan, Odisha, under guru Sujata and Ratikant Mohapatra.

Contemporary Dance:

2012-13: The Speaking Dancer Bursary: Interdisciplinary Performance Training, Dance Research Studio, London.

2011: DanceWEB Scholarship, ImpulsTanz Festival, Vienna (further funding through Movin’UP, Ministry of Culture, Italy and ORI, Austria).

Self-funded training:

Italian Folk Dance (Tarantella and Pizzica), Middle-Eastern Dances, African Dances, Yoga, Theatre, Flamenco.

 

AWARDS:

2012: Dr. Premlata Sharma Award promising young musicologist (The Music Forum, Department of Musicology, University of Amsterdam, India-Netherlands).

2010: Pauline Hodgens Prize best dance analysis “Performative Metaphors of Indian femininity and Womanhood” (Department of Dance Studies, University of Surrey).

2009: Paola Bianchi Prize best dissertation on African Studies “Sankofa: Politiche e Pratiche della Danza in Ghana” (Municipality of Rome, Italy).