BIOGRAPHIES OF ARTISTS

Shanta Chikarmane

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Shanta Chikarmane started her Kathak training in India under the renowned Jaya Kumari of Jaipur Gharana.  She is one of the senior dancers of Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization and has performed in several of Rina Singha Dance Organization’s productions including Yeshu Katha, Prithvi-an Earth Narrative, Christmas Windows,  Beauty of Kathak, Manzilien, Kathak Mahotsav Canada 2008 and 2011.  She has worked with seniors in Retirement and Nursing Homes as a Recreation Director.  She has created tableaus, dances and dance theatre work for the Konkani Community in Toronto, and continues her Kathak training under Rina Singha.