Pankhuri Srivastava was initially trained in the field of Kathak dance by Shri Sudama Goswami and Shri Shiv Ji Mishra in Patna, Bihar. Under their guidance was awarded Kathak Nritya Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. In pursuit of exploring the dance form further, she joined Kathak Kendra, New Delhi under Guru Shri Krishna Mohan Mishra Ji of Lucknow Gharana.
Pankhuri has done her Post Diploma in Kathak dance from Kathak Kendra, New Delhi and went on to complete Masters in Kathak dance from Indira Kalasangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh and Kathak Nritya Nipun from Bhatkhande Vidyapeeth.
Amongst other accolades, in 2003 when she was awarded with best Kathak performer in “Yuva Pratibha Khoj Pratiyogita” in Bihar. She has performed at famous festivals across the country like Rajgir Festival, Vaishali Festival, Alva Virasat Festival, Kala Nadam Festival, Kathak Mahotsava, Saifai Mahotsava, Surya Dance Festival, Vasantotsava, Kathak Yatra etc. and specially been a part of Kathak events organized by Kathak Kendra and Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi and Indian impresario (India International centre), New Delhi.
Apart from learning and performing Kathak dance she started teaching the Dance form at an early age. Having worked as Kathak faculty in Tecnia Institute of Dance, Music and Fine Arts and with Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya and Delhi Private School, Dubai, Pankhuri is amazingly structured and is a conscientious Dance instructor with us at Gurukul since September 2015.