In the new generation of Kathak dancers, Dr. Swati Agarwal represents the future of this classical dance form. Since the age of 6, Swati has been passionate about communicating through dance. Her unique dance style is a sincere result of her undying passion, self-motivation, and dedication towards Kathak. Her refreshing approach to Kathak has won her many accolades and praise from dance lovers. Being a firm believer in maintaining the integrity of tradition, Swati explores her creativity without compromising on the originality of the dance form. Swati's journey in Kathak commenced at the age of six under the guidance of Noted Kathak Guru of Jaipur Gharana Pt. Girdhari Maharaj under whose hard work training Swati learned kathak dance. Swati's immaculate and graceful movements and her subtle yet communicative expressions have won the admiration of laymen and connoisseurs alike. Swati has directed many performances like Kathak Ras Varsha in collaboration with Sangeet Natak Academy, Kathak Utsav with Kathak Kendra, Delhi, Nrityam with JKK, Jaipur and many more. Swati has recently performed in Rajasthan™s largest dance festival at Kumbhalgarh Festival on 2nd December 2018. In addition to being an accomplished dancer, Swati is a gifted dance choreographer. She has received many accolades which recognize her excellence as a performer and choreographer. Swati is a regular performer in programs of Jaipur Kathak Kendra, Doordarshan, Govid devji temple, Rajasthan Tourism department and many more. Swati is the co-founder of Agarwal Education, cultural and welfare society, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of Indian classical arts. Every year, Swati organizes and co-curates the Nrityam Dance Festival on the occasion of world dance day, which presents some of the leading dance gurus in the Indian classical dance scene. One of Swati's passions is supporting organizations that dedicate themselves to the protection and education of children in India. As a teacher, Swati laid the foundation of Kathak dance school IIKDM at Jaipur in the year 2004 where she is developing a new generation of dancers who are dedicated to Kathak.
Swati has received a doctoral degree in Kathak dance in the year 2015. She has been awarded junior fellowship by Ministry of Culture, Government of India for an outstanding person in the field of Kathak Dance for the year 2013 and 2014. Alankar and Nipun (M.A.) in Kathak dance. Awarded with National scholarship by Ministry of Human Resources. Approved artist of Doordarshan and recipient of Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy Yuva Puraskaar of the year 2002-2003 awarded by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Scholarship winner of Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy. Performed in eight Oscar award-winning director Bernardo-Britt Lucchi's film Little Buddha. As a performer, Swati has performed in many cities in India and abroad. Member of International organization of folk art IOV since 2010. Running Indian Institute of Kathak dance and music from last twelve years which is affiliated to Pracheen Kala Kendra.