Born in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 28th March 1982, Ajay Rathore is a gifted Kathak dancer from India. He belongs to the family of esteemed dancers and musicians. As far as his early life is concerned he completed his Masters in Kathak from Bhatkhande Music Institute University, Lucknow and Rajasthan Sangeet Sansthan, Jaipur. He has also acquired his diploma Kathak Kendra in Jaipur. Ajay Rathorehas performed numerous dance shows in India, such as, Kathak Samaroh, Virasat Utsav, Jaipur Samaroh , National Kathak Festival organized by Jwahar Kala Kendra, Pratibha Utsav organised by N.C.Z.C.C.R. Allahabad. He has participated in several renowned Classical music programmes across Indian. Besides these he attended workshops in Europe and performed in several concerts as well.
Achievements of Ajay Rathore
He has received scholarship award by Ministry of Tourism Cultural Department Government of India and was awarded scholarships by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy, Jodhpur by Jaipur Kathak Kendra in 1996 and 1998. Apart from this he was awarded Yuva Ratan by Rajasthan Rang Manch, Jaipur.
Performances of Ajay Rathore
Ajay Rathore performed both nationally and internationally.
Solo presentation of Kathak in prestigious Mussee Guimet, Paris, France
Lecture, demonstration and workshop in Les Oriental Festival, St. Florent, France
Performed in Center Mandala, Toulouse, France
Performed and workshop in International Romanian Festival, Luxembourg, France.
Kathak presentation in Maison De L'inde, Paris
Took Kathak dance workshop in Toulouse, France
Performed in big festival "24HOUR RAGA" in Cite De La Mussee, Paris
Performed in "Natioanal Kathak Festival" organized by Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
Presentation in "Kathak Mahotsav 2008" organized by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi
Performed in "Pratibha Utsav" organized by N.C.Z.C.C.R. Allahabad
State Level Performances
Performed in "Tarun Kalakar Samaroh 1995" organised by Shruti Mandal
Dance performed in "Jaipur Samaroh" in1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2008.
Dance performance in "Kahkanshan 1996" organized by Rajasthan Yunani Medical College Cultural Society.
Dance performance in "International Science Conference" organised by Rajasthan University.
Performed in "Kathak Samaroh 1998" organized by Jawahar Kala Kendra.
Participated in "Vandematram" organised by Jawahar Kala Kendra.
Performed in "Yuvrang 1999" organised by Akashvani in Jaipur.
Dance performance in "German Conference 1999" organised by Indo-German society.
Dance performance in "Kargil Divas 2000" by J.K.K.
Performance on the closing ceremony of Kathak dance workshop 2000 at "Maharaj Sawai Man Sing Museum" organized by City Palace, Rajasthan.
Performed on the "Birthday Ceremony of Maharaja Sawai Mansing" organized by City Palace, Jaipur
Performed in "Sangeet and Samman Samaroh" organised by Press Club and Sab Rang Sanstha
Given dance performance in "Shree Haridas Avirbhave Samaroh" in Mathura and Vrindavan.
Performed in "National Kathak Festival 2003" organized by J.K.K
Performed in "Virasat Utsav"
Dance performance in "Grishm Utsav 2005" in Mount Abu
Performed in "Maru Utsav 2006" in Jaisalmer
Performed in J.K.K. Rangayan by "Bal Gandharv Sangeet Shodh Sanstha"