My inspiration My Guru


Born into traditional family musicians in Varanasi, Arjun Mishra has started his training in Kathak at the age of 5 under his Guru Late. Ram Narayan Mishra in ''Gurukul'' style undergoing a rigorous daily schedule of kahthak ''riyaz''. His final grooming and specialization were under Guru Pandit Birju Mishra in Delhi Kathak Kendra. Soon Arjun Mishra emerged as dedicated and very brilliant Kathak performer as well as dedicated teacher. Arjun Mishra’s solo dance has been applanded applauded in the major cities of the country. The well known dancer- scholar Late jeevan Pani describes him as ''an accomplished solo Artist who has earned may laurels from both the press and the Public'' as an expert teacher of Kathak who is ''sincere and diligent with a great sense of responsibility''. At very young age he started teaching Kathak first in Bhagalpur, then in the Kumudini Lakhia's famous ''Kadamb'' (Ahmedabad1983-1987) and there after he became staff artist of Delhi Kathak Kendra as a Prominent dance in many of the framed ballest choreographed by pandit Birju Maharaj. Kumidini Lakhia Specially lands Arjun's regularity and honesty as a guru and his involvement in '' Kadamb's Dance Productions. In 1998, Guru Arjun Mishra has established in Lucknow the ''Kathak Academy'' center for Kathak Training of Lucknow Gharana, where he assidnously keeps up his triple roles of dance Guru and Choreographer though a stric work schedule, In Kathak Academy. The training is based on the Guru shishya Parampara. The student get individual attention, special intensive classes and kind of support to grow and Mature into complete performing artists.