Proteeti Bhattacharjee has been groomed in Kathak under the able guidance of guru Smt. Vaswati Misra since the age of 4. She graduated top of her class and holds a diploma from the prestigious Kathak Kendra, New Delhi and Visharad under Guru-Shishya parampara from Pandit Shambhu Maharaj Kathak Academy, New Delhi.
She was introduced to the professional stage from early on and performed in prestigious dance festivals in India and abroad as a member of “Dhwani” repertory founded by her guru and participated in choreographic compositions of legendary Pt. Birju Maharaj. She has toured with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) with her guru to Bangladesh, Europe and nations of South America including performances at the 7th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan at Suriname. She has delivered noted solo performances in India, Germany and Netherlands. Proteeti has imparted Kathak lessons and organized workshops in Heidelberg, Germany and in the Netherlands.
Proteeti holds a PhD in molecular biology from European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg Germany. She has worked at Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG), Munich/Delhi before moving to The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) in Amsterdam as scientific project and communications manager of two large international breast cancer research consortium.
She launched her knowledge sharing initiative - Saadhya Performing Arts in 2019 at Amsterdam through which she plans to effectively communicate the importance of training, observation and continued learning as tools towards building sustainable solutions for celebrating global art forms.