Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Maheshvarah Guru Sakshat Paranhma Brahma tasmai Shri Guruve Nahamha
My lifelong pranam to my Guru's and mentors for your guidance and friendship.
Very thankful to the teachers and Guru's that continue to help in my growth. My learning includes support from key teachers at Srjan to include: Rajashree Praharaj. Thank you to Jayantee Paine of Hendon Va for the beginning steps!
Sri Ratikant Mohapatra , the son of the Late Guru Kelucharana Mohapatra is a leading choreographer and preserver of Odissi dance. He is the Director of the world class dance institute Srjan. He has been awarded numerous accolades for his contribution to dance. Shibu bhai is an integral part of my dance journey. He is always there providing support and guidance as I grow and teach future generations. www.srjan.com
Smt. Sujata Mohapatra is the disciplie and daughter in law of the Late Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. She has been awarded numerous awards and is actively involved in teaching Odissi worldwide. In 2007, Lisa started attending Srjan learning and refining Odissi under the guidance of Smt. Sujata Mohapatra. She continues to guide me in the journey of life and dance.
Aparupa Chatterjee is a former repetory group member of Srjan and the Director of the Odissi Dance Company. She is my mentor and role model!
Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra