Sharon Lowen





Sharon is one of the few artists who have a strong academic background. She is a Fulbright and Smithsonian scholar, with an M.A. in Dance from the University of Michigan. She was not content with learning Odissi only, and, to understand Indian dance, she took training in Manipuri, Mayurbhanj Chhau and Seriakella Chhau forms, too. Abhinaya is her strength, and she performs Odissi without altering even an iota of its form or style.

This left-handed artiste, along with being a performer, wants to contribute towards improving the appreciation and understanding of Indian dance.

She has written scholarly articles, held hundreds of lecture-demonstrations, and performed in universities, schools, museums and art centres, besides teaching as a visiting professor at universities in the USA.