in 1984, Saswat Joshi started learning Odissi, Sambalpuri and
folk dance at the age of 5 in his native village Titilagarh in
western Orissa, under the guidance of Prasanta Patnaik and
Shantanu Behera. He has obtained his degree in dance (Visharad)
from Sangeet Mahavidyalay under Chandigarh university in 2003
and got a gold medal from the same university. He has completed
his Master Degree from Bangiya Sanskrutik Sansad in 2005.
From 2001 to 2004 he has received training in the Odissi
Research Center, Bhubaneswar, under the guidance of Padmashree
Kumkum Mohanty. Since 2004 he is associated with Art Vision,
Bhubaneswar and is contuining his training in Odissi under the
guide of Padmashree Dr. Ileana Citaristi with whom he is also
regularly performing as dance partner.
He has already performed in major festival in India and given
Lec-Dem and workshop in Odissi and folk dance for different
dance institutions. He has choreographed dance productions for
stage and Television and participated in several dance
competitions held at national level.