Shilpi Chatterjee pursued her Kathak dance education in India for a decade before relocating to Minnesota where she is continuing her training under the guidance of Guru Rita Mustaphi at KDT. She received awards at many district-level dance competitions in India and has showcased her talents with the Bengali Association of Minnesota. In 2021, she received the Jury Award at the Urvashi Dance, Music, Art, and Culture Society’s international talent competition. Her performance credits with KDT include Shaamya – Of Equality (2021), Black Candle (2022), and Kathak E-motion (2023). She has participated in workshops led by the esteemed late Pandit Birju Maharaj and Ms. Saswati Sen. This is her 2nd season as a member of KDT’s Company.