Guru Ramani Ranjan Jena



Guru Ramani Ranjan Jena was trained by various gurus including Mayadhar Raut, Kelucharan Mohapatra, and Raghunath Dutta at Kala Vikas Kendra, from where he obtained a Master's degree in Odissi. He has given several solo performances and also appeared with other dancers in duets. When other gurus were migrating to Delhi, Ramani Ranjan moved to the south and settled in Madras ( now Chennai) where he taught several young dancers. He taught Odissi at the Kalakshetra for aperiod of three years from 1977 to 1980 before returning to Cuttack. He has set up his own institution, the Kamala Kala Pitha to teach dance to local students and also students from abroad.



Indian Classical Dances

Odissi Form

Odissi Centres

Dance Cafe


In the News