Profile of : Debjani Chakraborty

Debjani Chakraborty
Cultural Secretary
Debjani Chakraborty
San Diego, USA

Debjani Chakraborty
Debjani Chakraborty Cultural-Secretary@icvc.org
About Debjani Chakraborty
Debjani Chakraborty is a kathak dancer,teacher,choreographer and cultural enthusiast living in San Diego. Debjani  has trained and performed with her extended family of accomplished artists since childhood. In Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), under several renowned gurus, Debjani studied classical dance Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Manipuri as well as folk dance styles. She obtained her Bachelors as well as  Masters Degree, specializing in Kathak dance from famed Rabindra-Bharati University, Kolkata. Debjani has won several accolades in India. She has been performing Kathak for more than 20 years. Debjani Chakraborty moved to USA in 1999 along with her husband and son. Her artistic works have been presented in all over India, as well as in various locations across the United States including North American Bengali Conference, Baltimore, Minnesota Dance Festival - Minneapolis, Indian Association of Houston’s golden jubilee celebrations - Houston, Minnesota State Capitol’s centenary celebrations at St Paul, MN,  San Francisco Bay Area and many prominent venues in San Diego. In addition to performing, teaching dance has always been very close to Debjani’s heart. She has been a dance instructor in student’s cultural enrichment programs, in Santa Clara Unified school district. For several years, Debjani has been teaching Kathak for kids as well as adult students at various locations in San Diego. Debjani had the privilege to promote and teach Kathak Dance at University of California San Diego.  She feels biggest advantage of Kathak dance is its universal appeal and that’s why she hopes to take Indian dance to a new era of understanding, exchange, and excellence.

Debjani loves to partake in various community programs and events that enhance the multi-cultural fabric of this nation. She has been actively involved in Federation of Indian Associations & Indo-American society of San Diego as well as Rotary International, San Diego. Also, whenever opportunity presents itself, Debjani volunteers in schools.  Doing yoga, listening to music and spending time with family and friends keeps her happy. Through ICVC, Debjani is looking forward to explore and expand the horizon.


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