Meet the dancing jewel of India
Hailed as the Dancing Jewel of India, Asavari Pawar has inherited a love for this art from her illustrious father, Padmashri Guru Pratap Pawar, who is regarded as one of the leading exponents of the Lucknow gharana of Kathak. Asavari took to dancing from the age of 8 as part of her father's dance troupe, Triveni in London and has never looked back since.
Asavari pursued her studies in the United Kingdom and she continued her practice in dance under the guidance of her father, and burgeoned into a dancer of immense potential and promise.
She returned to India and underwent three years of rigorous training with Pt. Vijay Shankar and perfected the art of the Kathak dance form, assimilating its layakari (rhythmic) aspects. She also took training in classical singing under the redoubtable Smt. Girija Devi.
Apart from Kathak she has trained in English Ballet and African Folk with Haitian Ballerina Madame Lavinia Williams........