Meet Pooja

Dancing Her Way to Success

Pooja Khedekar is an Akanksha alumnus who began her journey at Crispin’s in Pune. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lalit Kala Kendra (Centre of Performing Arts) SPPU and is currently completing her Master of Arts.

She has always been drawn to art and its many forms and believes that it can make a huge difference in one’s lifestyle.

“Everyone should learn more about art forms they are passionate about. Anyone, regardless of their age can start learning. It’s never too late. If someone wishes to make it their profession, they can further pursue a degree in it.” expresses Pooja.

However, for Pooja, her passion is the art of dancing. It is her ultimate canvas of creative expression. She went on to strengthen her passion by passing the Visharad Poorna Exam with first class from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj and even appeared for the Alankar Pratham Exam. She completed her Arangetram in 2015 under the guidance of her Guru, Snehal Phatak- Kalamkar. An Arangetram is a culmination of many years of practice and perfection in learning dance.

Pooja continues to inspire fellow learners by aiming for the skies. She recently inaugurated her dance classes – Pujyam Nrityalaya to teach and empower others to express themselves through dance. She thinks it would make one taste freedom and also improve mental functioning.

In the future, Pooja aims to take greater responsibilities and become a better dancer with every step she takes. She is grateful to Akanksha, her gurus and her parents for moulding and nurturing her abilities and making her confident enough to stand where she is today.

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