Guru Maneesha Sathe, a dancer of great renown, is one of the leading Kathak exponents of India. After initially learning from Pt. Balasaheb Gokhale, she went on to receive training from Pt. Gopi Krishnaji. Pandita Maneesha Sathe is the torchbearer of Nataraj Gopi Krishnaji’s dance style and the founder of Maneesha Nrityalay Charitable Trust.

Gifted with technical perfection, an aesthetic approach, sensitivity and imagination, Maneesha Sathe has experimented with a wide variety of themes: traditional, modern, concrete, abstract, folk as well as contemporary. She has to her credit over 200 items in traditional Kathak and has performed on scores of prestigious dance platforms in India as well as in other countries like Sweden, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Bahrain and Japan.