KOLAY is an exceptionally gifted dancer of immense potential. She is an
outstanding product of Saurabh, Dance and Music Academy and has performed in the
lead roles in their dance dramas.
her childhood, she was trained by Smt. Paravati Samajpati, who recognized her
talent. Thereafter, she came under the tutelage of the renowned Odissi exponent
Smt. Aloka Kanungo, who nurtured her talent and after years of vigorous training
under strict supervision she emerged in a full-formed Odissi dancer.
the able guidance of Smt. Aloka Kanungo, Baishali has obtained the Sangeet Kriya
Visharad with distinction from Saurabh. She is the proud recipient of the Junior
National Scholarship from the Centre of Cultural Resources and Training, New
Delhi and the Senior National Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resources,
New Delhi. She has the rear distinction of receiving first prizes both from
Paschim Banga Rajya Sangeet Academy and Nehru Talent Search Contest. She has
also bagged prize from Yuva Festival and has also took part in several workshops
of the renowned maestro Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.
has also performed at a number of noteworthy festivals under the present Guru
Smt. Aloka Kanungo, such as, Konark Dance Festival; Puri Beach Festival; Vishwa
Hindu Sammelan, Baroda; Vishnupur Dance & Music Festival; Srirampur Music
Conference; Uday Sankar Festival; Choreography Festival; Youth Guild Young
Dancer’s Cultural Festival; Festival of Kala Vikas Kendra, Cuttack; Festival
of Centre of Cultural Resources and Training in Bangalore; Ganapati Festival
organized by the Karnatak Association and at other prestigious programmes in
Calcutta and all over India and UK.
regular artiste of Calcutta Doordarshan Kendra since from her childhood,
Baishali has also performed in the closing ceremony of Tourism Week of Tourism
Department, Government of India.
with a bewitching stage presence and eloquent eyes, Baishali is adept in both
nrutta and abhinaya. A student of Humanity she finds time for acting and tennis.
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