A graduate from Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, Debashree completed her masters degree in Philosophy from Jadavpur University. She holds a Sangeet Prabhakar in kathak from Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad.
She is the founder of BRINDAR (2000) – a learning space for kathak. She has conducted workshops and lecture demonstrations all over India in different schools and colleges under SPIC MACAY, IRCEN and JUNOON (Mumbai).
She has also conducted workshops for dancers and non-dancers in Kolkata, London, Wales and Tokyo.
Debashree is the co-founder of Ranan Performance Collective and presently she is the Secretary of Smt. Rani Karnaa’s academy Samskritiki Shreyaskar.
Major Performances : Solos and Festivals
Sangeet Natak Academy (Swarna Nritya Pratibha)
Doordarshan- National Programme of Dance.
Konark Dance Festival
Jaipur Kathak Festival
Bharat Bhavan Festival
Kathak Mahotsav (Kathak Kendra, Delhi)
Udayshankar Dance Festival (Kolkata)
Doha, Qatar (Probaho Festival)
Kuwait (Nrityanjali Festival)
London (Nehru Centre)
Wales (Centre for Performance Research, Aberystwyth)
Georgia (Tbilisi International Theatre Festival)
Lebanon – ICCR
South Sudan, Durban – ICCR
Bangladesh – ICCR
Tokyo (Endorsed by Indian Embassy – Japan)
….and Debashree Bhattacharya who showed authentic understanding of the art form under proper guidance. Debashree Bhattacharya proved her mettle through her clear footwork, chakkars and precise standing position.
Sharmila Basu Thakur,The Telegraph
Debashree Bhattacharya’s dance has dignity and power.
Vandana Alase Hazra, The Telegraph
Swarna Nritya Pratibha
Alacrity was the key word.
Tapati Chowdhurie, Economic Times
Debashree’s subtle movements and meticulous sense of rhythm brought out timelessness and magnificence of a river.
Amrita Mukherjee, Hindustan Times, Kolkata