Anuj Arjun Mishra

Pt. Anuj Arjun Mishra

Anuj mishra belongs to the famous traditional family of musicians gharana of Varanasi . Anuj is thirteenth generation of artists in his traditional musical family . His forefather Late Shri Shiv kishore mishra was renowned Sarangi player . His grandfather Late Sbhri Nanhu mishra was a famous Tabla mastero and his father Pt. Arjun mishra is very famous and renowned kathak guru , dancer and choreographer learned under Late shri Ramnarayan mishra in kolkata and then by great legend Padamvibhushan Pt. Birju maharaj . The training of Anuj mishra started at age of 17 after his high school as he was busy in studies at early age and his father was touring all over the world for performances . Anuj also learned Tabla under the guiedence of Pt. Ravinath mishra and some vocal by Ustad Gulshan Bharati . Anuj performed kathak in all major dance festivals and events in India and abroad . He worked with many dance companies and renowned choreographers as Karine saporta , Mallika sarabhai , Kumudini lakhia , Rukmini chaterjee, Lata Pada and more . Anuj won several national and international dance competitions he is a national gold medalist , he also got prestigious title of Shringarmani , Nritya Kawomudhi also Anuj got very prestigious and one of the biggest award for young Indian Artists "Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar " from Sangeet Natak Academy ,National Academy of music, dance and drama from India , performed in big festivals like Sawai gandharva , lucknow mohatsava , Taj mohatsava , Kathak mahotsava, Taj Mahotsava , Konark dance festival , Kalaghoda festival etc and also performed in Many countries as USA , France ,Italy , Spain , Germany ,Switzerland ,Poland , Belgium ,Norway , England , Canada , Israel ,Lebanon ,Tunisia , Dubai , Martinique , Guadalupe etc . He is getting more and more opportunities for more performances in India and abroad . Anuj had done Masters in Kathak from Khairagarh university , Madhya Pradesh and now perusing his P.H.D in Kathak . Anuj is presently Artistic director of Kathak Academy and president of AnujArjunmishrasdancecompany [ AMC ] and also impaneled as establish artist in ICCR [ Indian council for cultural relation ] and main member of CID [ International dance Council ] from Europe.

* Got first prize in state level competition organized by Sangeet Natak Academy, U.P. - 2000.

* Got gold medal at Trivendaram Kerala in national youth festival organized by Indian Government - 2003.

* Won an international dance competition organized by Acharya Dev Art Foundation, New York - 2004.

* Got National Scholarship in Dance "Ministry of Culture" Govt. of India.

* Got prestigious title of "Shringarmani" from "Sur Singar Samsad", Mumbai.

* Assistant director of dance drama "Janhan Aara", Agra - 2005.

* Assistant coreographer dance drama Tasher desh, London - 2003.

* Coreographer in "Murli Ki Thirak" dance Ballet, Lucknow - 2004.

* Coreographer "Prem" dance collabration between Kathak, Contemporary, Ballet, Flaminco, etc. with french dancer
   Gabrille Eychenne - 2007

* Assistant director of dance drama "Levahno dinkar vansh ubara" based an Ramayana, Lucknow - 2008.

* Coreographer "Yatra" dance Ballet, Lucknow - 2007.

Anuj Collibration & Fusion are his most innovative contribution to Indian and Western Cultures. Performance combining Kathak
with Flamenco, Kathak with Mime, Kathak with Contemporary, Kathak with Ballet, Kathak with Hip Hop, Kathak with Jazz and Kathak with Modern Dance have been very well received.