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RSCA Teacher Panel

RSCA Teacher - Renuka Tikare

Renuka Tikare has been learning Kathak for the last 13 years.She has a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in History and Kathak, and an indology diploma. Currently, Renuka is pursuing a Master’s  degree from Savitribai Phule Pune University, and is a student of the Lalit Kala Kendra.

RSCA Teacher - Prisha Thakkar

Prisha Thakkar has been learning under Rujuta’s guidance for the past 7 years . She is a teacher under the Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy since a year and a half and handles the Kalyani Nagar branch of RSCA in Pune (beginner and intermediate levels).
She also actively is a part of many performances and workshops held for enhancing the skill of young budding dancers.

RSCA Teacher - Shreya Karandikar

Shreya Karandikar is learning under Rujuta’s guidance since 11 years. She is one of the teachers at RSCA. She has participated in several performances and workshops conducted by RSCA. Her focus is on taking classes for specialisation. She is learning the art of teaching by conducting workshops and teaching basic classes. She is especially interested in teaching classes for children.

RSCA Teacher - Anila Arora

Anila Arora has been learning under Rujuta’s guidance for the past 9 years. She is also aspiring to appear for the Visharad Examination through the Akhil Bharatiya Mahavidyalaya. Since the last three years, Anila has been conducting classes for groups as well as one-on-one sessions for ladies and kids (beginner and intermediate levels) at Pimple Gurav, Kharadi. She also conducts online classes in association with RSCA.

RSCA Teacher - Aboli Thatte

Aboli is born in a musical family. Her first cousin is the globally acclaimed classical singer, Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar. Her aunt Smt. Anjali Marathe is a recipient of the prestigious National Award for singing. She started her formal training in Kathak at the tender age of 7 under well-known Kathak Exponent and Guru Mrs. Nilima Adhye. Since last few years, she is under the valuable guidance of the renowned Kathak Exponents & Gurus Smt. Rajashree Jawdekar & Smt. Rujuta Soman. She has also begun her training under the respected Taalyogi Padmashri Pandit Suresh Talwalkar.

RSCA Teacher - Sampada Pillai

Sampada was initiated into Kathak when she was 6. She is an alumnus of Kala Academy, Goa. She trained under Guru Smt. Amala Suri Patkar. Having successfully completed the Parangat diploma in Kathak at Kala Academy, Sampada moved to Pune and came under the tutelage of renowned Kathak legend late Pandita Dr. Rohini Bhate at Nrityabharati Kathak Dance Academy. Sampada has many solo and group performances to her credits, like Somnathpur and Halebid-Belur, Nakshatra Utsav, Goa Doordarshan. and Natya Tantra on Shankara TV.