Instructors

All of our Chhandam instructors have studied Kathak with Pandit Chitresh Das and have undergone intensive training in the traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara (one-to-one Guru-Disciple Tradition). 

Many of our instructors are professional Kathak soloists, and members of the world-renowned, internationally touring Chitresh Das Dance Company.

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    Seibi Lee

    Dean of Chhandam School of Kathak
    CCDDC, Artistic Director
    Senior Instructor
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    Rachna Nivas

    Associate Dean of Education
    Youth Company, Artistic Director
    Senior Instructor
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Fremont Center

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    Joanna Meinl

    Youth Company Mentor
    Senior Instructor
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    Ahana Mukerjee

    Youth Company Mentor
    Instructor
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    Mamta Patel-Puri

    Junior Instructor
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    Archana Patkar

    Junior Instructor
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    Sylvie Baudart

    Junior Instructor
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    Ria DasGupta

    Junior Instructor
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Mountain View Center

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    Pratibha Patel

    CCDDC, Executive Director
    Senior Instructor
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    Cimeron Alhuwalia

    Senior Instructor
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    Darlene Dhillon

    Instructor
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    Nilima Dave

    Director of Student Affairs and Enrollment
    Instructor
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Visiting Faulty

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    Rina Mehta

    Leela Dance, Co-founder and Principal Artist,
    Senior Instructor, Los Angeles
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    Labonee Mohanta

    Senior Instructor
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    Seema Mehta

    Chhandam Nritya Bharati, Artistic Director,
    Senior Instructor, Mumbai, India
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    Dr. Sarah Morelli

    Professor of Ethnomusicology,
    Senior Instructor, Denver University
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