The Rachana Yadav Kathak Studio was started in DLF Gurgaon in 2006 by Rachana Yadav , with the sole purpose of doing extensive work in the field of Kathak. Be it imparting training, or creating , innovating and discovering new aspects of Kathak .

Started in a modest manner, the studio grew over the years and today it has two distinct units.

TRYKS Academy

The objective of this academy is to impart training in Kathak. In 2006 it started with a small group of 10 students. Today it has grown to the student strength of over 60, ranging from the age of 5 yrs to over 50 years. The academy has trained more than 200 students over the years. For more details click here.

TRYKS Production Unit

The production /performing unit started in 2010 under the artistic direction of Rachana Yadav, with its first independent solo production ‘Nirantar’. Thereafter, it has produced several solo and group choreographies. The unit has a performing repertory of professional dancers and musicians, and has been extensively performing in many major festivals & events. For further details click here.


Rachana Sep10 Kathak -41Rachana Yadav belongs to the family where Indian culture has always been patronized and promoted. She is the daughter of Smt. Mannu Bhandari and Shree Rajendra Yadav, two of the most eminent names in the world of Hindi literature and from them she imbibed a keen interest in art.


Rachana Yadav has done post graduation in mass communication from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi and is a recipient of Silver Salver Award from the institute. She has also completed her Prabhakar in kathak from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad University.


Rachana started learning dance under the guidance of Shri. Ravi Jain. Thereafter, she became a part of the Drishtikon Dance Foundation – The Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company, where she continued her training under the able guidance of Aditi Mangaldas. She has also undergone advanced level training with Pt. Jaikishan Maharaj, who holds special classes for professional dancers, to further hone their talent.


Professional Career

Rachana has been a repertory member of “The Drishtikon Dance Foundation- Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company” with them she has performed in many important festivals & events, Nationally as well as Internationally. She has also performed in choreographies by Pt. Jaikishan Maharaj and given several solo performances in many important cities in India. Presently, she works on independent productions choreographing solo and group performances. She performs in India as well as in abroad at many cultural festivals and events. She is a graded artist with Doordarshan. Her Group is also empanelled with the ICCR. Her dance academy “The Rachana Yadav Kathak Studio” in GuruGram conducts classes and workshops for over 60 students. The institute holds an annual performance “Hum Kadam” creating a platform for the young talent.