A graduate of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad, Somdatta is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer trained since the age of 4. Darpana Academy has been founded by Smt Mrinalini Sarabhai and is now currently being spearheaded by Maliika Sarabhai.
Somdatta has performed for the Doordarshan and several other projects and choreographies in Ahmedabad. She has judged various competitions in Ahmedabad and has also received awards .
Somdatta believes continuous learning enriches and enlighten our path and the future generation. She has learnt Ballet and Modern Dance under the guidance of Jody Gazenbeek-Person, Jill Molinero, Jennifer Gladney, Rebecca Bradowski and Lester Holmes at the MCCC and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with a concentration in Dance from Rider University, USA. She will be pursuing a Master's in Dance Movement Therapy in Fall 2021 from Rider University.
Along with a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from Ahmedabad, India, she has continued her musical productions and has had three curated performances at Princeton University. These well received performances have been sponsored mainly by the Department of Music and the Department of South Asian Studies.
In recent years , she has collaborated with artists like Grammy Nominee Flutist Ron Korb, Jazz and Blues pianist Eli Yamin and Anil Veeraraj and her vocal guru Dr. Trineice Robinson.
She has performed extensively around Europe and in cities like London, Budapest, Berlin. She also has about 3 released Rabindrasangeet albums and one Bengali single under her belt. Her work continues in the field of performing art through expanded collaborations and choreographies pieced together for social causes.
Performed as a dancer and singer in Relight, Choreographed by Dr. Kim Vaccaro as part of Rider Dance, an annual production from Rider University on Negotiating Balance and has Somdatta's vocals from her Princeton University Production Sea Thy Melody featured as part of this performance
Teaching Bharatnatyam classes as part of World Dance and Improvisation
Mercer County Community College
Collaborated and performed ‘ Longing’ as part of Romantics hosted by the Academics of Theater and Dance. This work was choreographed by Jennifer Gladney
Rasa Festival 2020
Curated, choreographed and sung by Somdatta as part of the Rasa Festival 2020