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Suman Sarawgi started her training under Smt. Priti Patel and Smt. Sruti Banerjee in 1990. She specialized in all four aspects of classical Manipuri Dance i.e. Lai- Haraoba, Thang-Ta, Sankirtana and Rasleela. She received further training under the guidance of eminent Gurus Ojha Th. Babu Singh, Ojha Kh. Thorani Sabi Devi, Shri Lokendrajit Singh and Smt. Lakshmi Devi, senior artistes of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy Imphal.

She is a graded artiste of Doordarshan and an empanelled artiste of ICCR.
Along with her mentor she has performed in major dance festivals in India & abroad such as Khajuraho Festival, Uday Shankar Festival, and Festival of new Choreographies Delhi and in Bangladesh, Nepal, Poland and Germany.

Independently she has performed for the Dover Lane Festival, Uday Shankar Festival, Jaipur, Kolkata, Pune , Bangalore, Delhi,in the UK and Malaysia. She was selected by Rotary International to perform & conduct workshops in Australia in 2004. She has successfully conducted workshops in Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia and the UK.

She was awarded The Shiromani Puraskar by Rotary International for her contribution towards dance and has received the uday Shankar award for the best talent of the year 2000, and was nominated by aprajita awards for young achievers 2012.

At present she works with hearing impaired children at the Oral School for the Deaf in Kolkata and at Kolkata Sanved she is training the dancers to be the future Dance Therapists.Dance/movement therapy, with its unique emphasis on nonverbal communication in assessment and treatment, is presented as an innovative therapeutic approach to address the comprehensive needs of these children and adolescents.

The inclusion of dance/movement therapy as part of the interdisciplinary teaching in school addresses the psychosocial needs of the hearing impaired children.

She is the secretary of World dance Alliance Kolkata Chapter.

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