Founder of “The School of Raga Sangeeta” is a teacher and performer. Smita received her Master of Music (Odissi Vocal) from Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. She earned National Scholarship Award in the field of Odissi Music (Dance and Dance Music) from Govt. of India, ministry of culture, New Delhi, in the year 2009. Smita was awarded with a certificate of recognition from state council for artistic research and training (SCART), Odisha, in the year 2010.
She has been selected for Junior Research Fellowship for year 2014-2015 by Ministry of Culture, Government of India and currently pursuing her reaserch in Odissi Music.
She is also a regular General vocal Artist, All INDIA RADIO, Cuttack since 2011. Smita has been teaching Odissi vocal for Six years.
Experienced at teaching all ages and levels of vocal music. Her teaching philosophy is simple. Everyone should be exposed to music and have a basic understanding of it. The teacher must strive to meet the student where they are, in regards to their learning style and level, and encourage and challenge them as they grow. When a student studies music they should gain a basic knowledge even if they don't continue music for an extended period. The discipline and skills required to play music can be used to better them in life.
Her top priority is focusing on the individual needs and goals of students while making learning odissi vocal music a fun and creative process.