An intense yet a calm approach along with a strong masculine style marks Vaibhav’s Bharatanatyam.
He has performed at some prestigious venues and Festivals viz. Khajuraho, SNA’s Nritya-Sangam, Kala Ghoda Festival, Prithvi Theatre 25th anniversary Festival, Modhera Festival, Natyarangam Fest, Chennai, Yajnaraman Festival-Chennai, Urja-Masters in Making, Agra Mahotsav, NSD Bharata Rangotsav etc.
As a leading dancer of the Nalanda troupe, he has performed across India and abroad. Dr. Kanak Rele’s dance productions like Santavani, Shilappadikaram, Kalyani, Kanchan Mrig, Svapna Vasavadatta, Prateek have featured Vaibhav as the male lead.
Audio-Visual Perfomances -
Vaibhav is prominently featured in dance-video’s produced by Nalanda such as ‘Learning Bharat Natyam’, ‘Nritya Bodh I & II’, ‘Nritya Bharati – an internationally acclaimed dance film’. Vaibhav has himself produced, choreographed and performed in ‘Nritya Prabha’.
Foreign Tours -
Vaibhav’s dancing has taken him to U.S.A., Canada, Singapore, North Korea, Hong Kong, Poland, Hungary, Germany and France.
Impressions and experiences from wide avenue of performances along with Vaibhav's creative impulse have deeply influenced his choreographic works. At Lasya he has danced in different ventures which were traditional, abstract and experimental -in form as well as in content.
His traditional dance works include Samyak (1993), Bhakti Bhava (1994), Naachu Keertanache Rangee (1997) - a highly acclaimed work, Damayanti Swayamvara (1998), Rukmini Svayamvara (1999), Ritu Shringar (2000) and Ritu Vilasa (2004). Manush Biradari (2002) , Mukti (2004), Akkamahadevi (2004). Shiva- facets of HIM (2007) and Narmade Hara Hara- (2008) have received critical accolades.
A fruitful collaboration of Rajashree Shirke and Chetan Datar along with Vaibhav created the genre of Range Nritya (theatre – dance), a meaningful and symbiotic presentation of spoken words and dance – body movements. Shyam Sakhi (1999), Dvanda (2000), Mata-Hidimba (2002), a black humour play Haravlele Pratibimba (2004) and Katha Collage- Ek Yathaartha (2008) are Ranga-nritya endeavours.
Learning arts, then be it performing or plastic, is a one-to-one process. In India Guru-shishya parampara has always been a vital to all the performing arts. Hence, beyond the purview of an academic course too, Vaibhav gains immense satisfaction in training and guiding dance students and professional dancers. Vaibhav also conducts residency programme for outstation students who seek his guidance.