Kriti earned her Kathak diploma from Jaipur Kathak Kendra, Jaipur (Raj) India. She is gold medalist in Nritya Visharad from Bharati Vidya Peeth (Pune). She began her training at 4 under well renowned Kathak Maestro Guru Shashi Sankhla (disciple of late Nrityacharya Shri Kundan Lal Gangani – a pioneer of Jaipur gharana of Kathak). She won a scholarship award from Government of Rajasthan for 2 consecutive years and performed her first Kathak solo recital at the age of 9. Kriti is now receiving advanced Kathak training by renowned Guru Mrs. Maneesha Sathe, a famous Kathak exponent of India, the torchbearer of Nataraj Gopi Krishnaji’s dance style. Kriti has been teaching and performing Kathak in the Triangle since 2007.
At Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Jaipur, Kriti expanded her dance repertoire by learning folk dances like Rajasthani (Chari, Ghoomer, Kalbeliya, Manjeera), Gujrati (Garba, Dandiya), Punjabi (Gidda) and Marathi (Lezium). Later Kriti received training in Indian Jazz dance at Ashley Lobo School of Dance, New Delhi and performed at several venues as a team member.
Kriti choreographed dances and won several dance competitions through out school and college life at local events and on television. She also actively participated in theatre and dance dramas both on stage and behind the scenes.
Kriti has created memorable dance shows (up to 90 dancers) for renowned singers such as Kavita Krishnamurthy, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Alisha Chinai, Ila Arun, Raageshwari, Mauli Dave and Sandeep Batra.
In 2016, Kriti founded OORJA Productions and showcased her first dance drama - Samraat - the journey within. (60 teammates)
After earning a Masters in Life Sciences from India, Kriti came to America and got a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. In 2007 she moved to the triangle and worked on her post doctoral research in Cardiovascular Sciences at Duke University. Kriti was invited to the prestigious American Heart Association in 2004 & 2006 to present her doctoral research work on stability of atherosclerotic plaques. In 2010, one more time her post doctoral research on angiotensin receptor signaling on was chosen to be presented at AHA and also got published in the highly rated journal; Science Signaling.
With my Guru Dr Shahsi Sankhla ji, in Jaipur, outside her residence. Feb 2017
With Padmabhushan Kumudini Lakhia ji during Kathak residency program. California. July 2016
Dancing with my guruji, Pt. Guru Maneesha Sathe at our First Annual Rectial. June 2013. Green Hope High School Auditorium.
With the entire Gang! 4th Annual Recital. Stewart theater. May 2016
5th Annual Recital. Durham Arts Council. May 2017
Performing for my students at the 5th Annual recital.