Jayashree Jangam, born in the family of musicians , started learning Kathak Dance at the age of seven. Her father, Shri B. Swami, a well-known musician-organ player in the Gandharv Natak Company and her brother Shri. Bharatkumar, a tabla player, played an important role in making her a successful artiste.
Nrityakunjan was established on the auspicious day of Dassehra 10th October 1989 in Baroda Gujarat , to promote Pt. Birju Maharaj jee‘s Lucknow Tradition of Kathak , by smt. Jayshree Jangam. After a long span of 16 year in Baroda , Jayashree returned back to her pavilion with the same enthusiasm and strong ambition.
Under the guidance of Jayashree Jangam for the last 10 years, I have learnt many more things like a bonding of Guru-Shishya , humbleness in nature & real aesthetic sense of Kathak dance. Jayashreetai’s padhant (recitation) is excellent which I like very much.
Being with Jayashreetai for more than 8 years, is like experiencing the beautiful world of Kathak in depth. She has a lot of patience .She insists on perfection of every movement and step. I feel blessed to have guru like Jayashreetai.
I started learning Kathak at the age of 6 .Though I am her daughter, my mother is quite impartial while teaching. She never discriminates among students. She is very dedicated , sincere & loving teacher. She is a good performing artiste too.
Being under Jayashree Tai’s tutelage, I have had chance to closely witness her dedication & devotion towards the art form , her command over intricacies of Kathak , gives us an sight of her hardwork and passion . I completed my Masters degree in Kathak from “FLAME “ university at Lavale, Pune.
I thank Jayashreeben for telling my parents about the potentiality of dance in me. I learnt from her almost for 8 years. She is a genious and extremely talented Kathak artiste who teaches technical & bhavaabhinay aspects equally good. I thank her for creating love for Dance in my life.
I have been learning from Jayashreetai, for the last 15 years. She is a very knowledgeable & dedicated Guru .She is a very accomplished dancer whose training is perfect. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from her. Wishing her the best in life.
Jayshree Tai's dedication towards dance, her devotion towards her Gurus & her intensity while teaching inspire me. She emphasizes on importance of Riyaz. She works hard for her students' progress in both aspects of Kathak...nritta and bhav Abhinay. At this stage also her daily Riyaz inspires her disciples.
I feel very lucky that i got an opportunity to learn Kathak from Jayshree ma'am. Her way of teaching is unique and it shows her love , respect and passion for Kathak Dance. Under her Guidance we got to meet or interact with renowned personalities like Pandit Birju Maharaj ji, Guru Munnalal Shuklaji.