Shefali Jain began her study of Kathak with Gretchen Hayden, a senior disciple of world renowned maestro Pandit Chitresh Das, in 2003 at the Chhandika Institute of Kathak Dance and has recently begun training with Pt. Das. She has performed throughout the greater Boston and New York City areas, including performing with the Chitresh Das Dance Company in its Boston production of Sita Haran.
In addition to performing, Shefali is also committed to passing on the rich tradition of Kathak to the next generations. She has taught Kathak classes at Yale University and is now teaching at Chhandika as a senior instructor and co-director of the Chhandika Youth Ensemble.