Shalini Goel Agarwal trained in Odissi with Guru Jyoti Rout, the founder of Jyoti Kala Mandir and winner of the Mahari Award, in the bay area, California, since 2001. Prior to that, Shalini had studied Bharatnatyam for a number of years and completed her arangetram.
Shalini had her ranga puja, or first full-length solo recital in 2006, and was selected to perform in the prestigious San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival that year. Shalini has performed extensively since and moved to Tallahassee with her family in 2016. She put on her first solo show here, Aarambha, in 2017 and continues to perform and teach in the Tallahassee area.
Shalini teaches Odissi classes for children and adults weekly.