Shalini Khare is one among the young exponents of Kathak dance. She was born in Jabalpur and was passionate about Kathak dance since childhood. She started her Kathak dance training at the tender age of 5 years thanks to the efforts of her parents. Her mother is her first Kathak Guru.
Having done her Engineering and M.B.A she has completed upto Kovid in the performing art of Kathak dance from Khairagarh university thus combining an understanding of the theory of Kathak dance while practically interpreting it.
Vastly gifted with an attractive demeanour suitable for Kathak dance. Shalini indeed casts a spell on her onlookers while performing kathak. She exudes vitality, warmth, and endows her dance with an added dimension. It is her ability to infuse beauty in whatever she creates and give joyousness to her movements and expression that sets her apart from other kathak dance practitioners.
Her dance movements are full of life and endowed with sensitive lyricism. Her Kathak dance performances are also characterised by rhythmical percussion sound due to her unique usuage of ghunghroos.
Shalini believes strongly in staying true to the heritage and traditions of this art form. She teaches the fundamentals of taal and rhythm, paying attention to correct form and execution, good posture and graceful movement. She is good combination of Jaipur and Lucknow Ggharana.