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Maud Grasmuck had an early start in dance forms as a champion gymnast at the age of nine. By the time she was sixteen, she had already performed numerous roes such as Dionysus, the Sacred Rite of Spring, Coppelia, Scheherazade and became a soloist ballet dancer for Cir Terpsichore at the age of 18 under tutelage of Maurice Bejart.
Armed with formal education in dance and a Contemporary Dance State Diploma, Maud discovered the hidden practice of Charya Newaris dances during a trip to Nepal. It was a turning point for her career when she hung up her ballet shoes and devoted 17 years to mastering the art forms.
Her meeting with Mrigendra Man Singh Pradhan, Director of Department of Dance at Tribhuvan University is decisive in her formation and career as she masters the dance form of Bharat Natyam and receives her artist name - Manjushree Pradhan.
Manjushree Pradhan has been learning the intricacies of Kathak under Munna Lal Shukla and Kavita Thakur at Delhi for the last 5 years.