2021 - present
Masoom is Bijayini Satpathy's manager and representative across the UK, Australia and South Asia.
Considered the foremost master of Odissi in the world, Bijayini Satpathy has spent the last three years exploring her own choreographic path. She is the Artist-in-Residence with the Metropolitan Museum for the 2021-22 season. In 2021, she premiered her first self choreographed work “Abhipsaa - A Seeking” commissioned by Duke Performances and Baryshnikov Arts Center with additional support by NEFA's National Dance Project followed by a US Tour. She was also profiled in the virtual Studio 5 2021 program by City Center. In 2020, she was the NY Dance and Performance Bessie Award Honoree and she was named the Best Solo Dancer in 2019 by Dance Magazine. She has been hailed by New Yorker Magazine for her “exquisite grace and technique”. Satpathy’s passion for Odissi was instilled at age 7 with teachers at Orissa Dance Academy, in her birth place, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. She joined Nrityagram in 1993 after being selected in an audition by the late founder, Protima Gauri, and became the solo debutant in 1997. She studied and perfected Odissi with Nrityagram as a performer, teacher, research scholar and administrator until 2018.