Janhabi Behera began her formal training in Odissi dance in 1991 under the guidance of Guru Shri Yudhistir Nayak and Guru Ramesh ch. Jena of the renowned Orissa Dance Academy and later under Guru Padma Shri Gangadhar Pradhan and Smt. Aruna Mohanty.
Janhabi Behera, as a dancer, devoted all her life to practise and perform one of the most ancient classical dance forms of India called Odissi. Initiated into dance from her very childhood she learnt the dance from Guru Ramesh Chandra Jena and Guru Yudhisthir Nayak. With age and time she groomed into a finely balanced and a deeply expressive Odissi dancer. Janhabi, known for her skilful expression and gracious moves curved a niche for herself as a soloist and also as a group member of highly acclaimed Odissi repertoire of Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar. Nurtured under the strict vigilance of Guru Smt Aruna Mohanty and guided by legendary Guru late Gangadhar Pradhan, she graduated as a dancer to showcase best of her creativity around the globe. Janhabi has performed in several countries across the globe and her presence is majestically established in every national and international festival. Lyrical movements of her body, superb expressional lines on her face and an absorbing persona as a dancer, make her a dancer with difference. She is undoubtedly one of the finest Odissi dancers ODA has ever produced.
If you would like to study or learn Odissi from her please contact Janhabi Behera @ [email protected]