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Management Team of the institute includes Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj as its Chairman and Smt. Ruby Mishra as Secretary. Pandit Jai Kishan Maharaj hails from the renowned family of Kathak dancers of the country known as the Kalka Bindadin Gharana of Lucknow. He is a devoted guru having talent manifold. A soloist, a choreographer with expertise in percussion instruments (Tabla, Pakhawaj and many other Indian drums), he is also a music composer and vocalist. Among his many notable works, he has choreographed for Bollywood film ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’. He has accompanied Pandit Birju Maharaj on several concert tours in India and abroad. He has given solo performances in various ‘Festivals of India’ held over the years in Russia, U.S.A., Japan, France, Middle East, South Africa, Italy and Norway. At present he is a member of the teaching faculty of Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.

Smt. Ruby Mishra, wife of Pandit Jai Kishan Maharaj and daughter –in-law of Pandit Birju Maharaj, is an exceptionally gifted Kathak dancer. She has given Kathak a new dimension by blending tradition with modernity. Along with her husband, she has choreographed unique fusion compositions for the famous fashion designer, Manish Malhotra. Beginning her training in Kathak at the age of thirteen, she received advanced training from Pandit Birju Maharaj and Pandit Durga Lal. Graduating from the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, with distinction, she taught at Sangeet Bharati, New Delhi, in the initial years. She is a choreographer, music composer and lyricist, who besides running her own school of dance, also assists Pandit Jai Kishan Maharaj in choreography. Her energy and dedication radiates to all those who train under her.

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