“So beguiling, you resist blinking in case you miss a moment!” - The Herald

She has performed alone, and with the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, all over the world and has received national and international recognition including the 2003 Mahari Award, the Sanskriti award in 2007 and Sangeet Natak Akademi's Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2007. In 2011 she received the prestigious Nritya Choodamani from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai.

As Director Dance Education, Bijayini works on extending the vocabulary of the traditional Odissi form and formulating Nrityagram's dance pedagogy. She is also responsible for all outreach activities.


"Wonderfully sinuous arms and hands, rock-solid balance and vivid facial expressions ... this was always Ms. Satpathy's solo, and it was a show-stopper!" The New York Times

"A performer of exquisite grace and technique!" The New Yorker

"Satpathy is a dancer of extraordinary, riveting quality!" Financial Times

"A dancer with an inner fire and angasuddha, which makes her one of the best Odissi dancers seen lately!" The Hindu