Dr. Ragini Vaishnav

Odissi dancer, Ladies batch

My association with Aishwarya  dates back to when the spritely young teenager performed her elegantly choreographed arangetram at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel. Her proud parents honoured me with the role of the mistress of ceremonies for the evening which I thoroughly enjoyed as I watched Aishwarya perform with great elan under the eagle eye of her zealous guru Deepak Roy!!
Having seen professional  Odissi performances  in my college years I was totally mesmerized by Sonal Mansingh and others. I admired this graceful  and sensuous dance form for many years however never got to learn it. In September 2018 I joined Deepam under the dynamism of Aishwarya who has proved to be a tremendous source of encouragement and an excellent teacher of Odissi. Her patient yet rigorous classes make me walk out with a sense of euphoria no matter how tired I am at the end of a working day!! My journey with Odissi has just begun but I feel confident that with Aishwarya I will continue on this path no matter how hard it gets ! Thank you Aishwarya for having faith in me and for your wonderful attitude as you make me a part of  the Odissi odyssey!!