Anurag Sharma, Founder-Artistic Director of Kalashram, USA promotes Lucknow tradition Kathak with the lineage of his Guru and Kathak Maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj. Rigorous coaching with Guru Rita Mustaphi with further training under Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj in New Delhi, India characterize Anurag’s dance as nimble, elegant and engaging with his technique and clean body lines enhancing it on stage. A recipient of notable art grants, Anurag has widely performed at international Kathak festivals, Kathak ballet Romeo and Juliet (Pandit Birju Maharaj and Company), Beauty and The Beast (Katha Dance Theatre) and in the dance opera Karna -The Abandoned Hero at Khajuraho Dance Festival, India. Anurag, with his passion, training and insight, is a distinguished performer in Meadow in a double role playing Paritosh and Krishna. Anurag is based in Minneapolis, USA where he also teaches Kathak.