Jyotika Dayal Paust was born in Benares, India. An accomplished artist, she has completed her "Post Diploma" in the field of Hindustani Classical vocal music under the able guidance of Lt. Pandit Amarnath and Lt. Smt. Shanti Sharma at the "Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra" New Delhi. She has also learnt under the guidance of Ust. Mashkoor Ai Khan and Ust. Akhtar Nawaz from Kirana Gharana.

She was a recipient of the Senior Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India from 1995-1998. At the age of eighteen years, Jyotika Dayal began her training in Kathak-dance under Smt. Reba Vidyarthi, a well-known dancer of the "Lucknow Gharana". Under the guidance of Smt. Vaswati Mishra, also a well known dancer and choreographer, Jyotika Dayal made her second "Post Diploma" at the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. She has been a Classical Vocal guru at the prestigious Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra from 2010 to 2016.

Jyotika Dayal has been performing successfully for the past more than 25 years in India and abroad, in festivals and concerts both as classical vocalist and a kathak dancer. Also, her rendition of Ghazals and Bhajans embellished with alap and taans, got her rave reviews from audiences.

Since 1998 she is a member of the MUSIC ENSEMBLE OF BENARES, where she has an important part not only as a singer and Kathak-dancer, but also as a composer and choreographer. Another project in which she shows her multidiscipline talents is the Kathak Flamenco Project, a fusion between Indian and Spanish music and dance. She has also been giving various workshops for Classical Vocal and Dance across Europe.

Jyotika Dayal is also a certified Yoga Teacher , trained under Swami Vidhyanand from Sri Ma International School of Transformational Yoga , Auroville . Besides being a teacher of Kathak dance and Hindustani Classical vocal music, she is also giving Yoga lessons in Germany, online and in various institutions

Performances in important International Festivals

  • Kathak dance. Indische Kultur Tage, Göttingen. 10th Nov 2019
  • Kathak Dance. Tübinger Stadt fest. July 2019
  • Kathak Dance, Herbst Messe ,Kassel. November 2018
  • Kathak dance at Percussion Festival , Altenkirchen ,Germany. 12th April 2018
  • Classical Vocal and Kathak Concert in Göttingen ,Germany. 19 to 20th Nov
  • Classical vocal Recital at Kultur Tage in Deutsche Theater , Göttingen,Germany. 8th Nov 2017
  • Kathak Concert at Messe Halle ,Kassel , Germany. 5th to 10 November 2017
  • Weringerode Castle, Kathak Performance for Indian Jewelley Exhibition, Germany,May 2016
  • Sufi Meet, Classical Vocal Recital, Berlin, May 2016
  • Indischer Abend, Katlenburg, Germany. November 2015
  • St. Gerold, Austria (Dance concert)
    June 2015
  • Mediterranean Festival, Genova, Vocal & Dance June 2015
  • Midnight Raga Concert, Yoga Center Wildermann, Germany 26.06.2015
  • Vocal Concert in the German Theater, Göttingen, Germany. December 2014
  • Concert at Kaisers Lautern, Germany. November 2013
  • A tribute to Mehndi Hasan & Jagjit Singh in Muscat for the
  • Indian Social Club (vocal and dance) 8.02.2013
  • Rottenman/Austria, Kultursaal 23.06.2012
  • Lübeck, DIG (vocal solo) 29.01.2011
  • Göttingen, Apex (vocal with saxophone)15.01.2011
  • Bollywood Film Festival Stuttgart/Germany, 17.07.2008
  • Festival Colourful India, Schaffhausen/Switzerland, 22.07.2008
  • Sibfest Sibiu/Romania 28.05.2007
  • Orientale 2007, Dusseldorf/germany, 16.02.2007
  • Cajacanarias Festival, Santa Cruzde Tenerife/ Spain, 08.01.2006
  • Sibfest, Sibiu/Romania, 30.05.2006
  • Asia Pacific Festival, Berlin, Germany, 21.09.2005
  • Summer Festival of the Culltures, Stuttgart, Germany, 19.07.2005
  • Carnival at San Marco Square, Venice, Italy, 22.02.2004
  • Festival of the Gypsies, Geneva, Italy, 02.07.2001
  • Breminale, Bremen/Germany, 28.06.2001
  • Festival of the Continents, Martigny, Switzerland, 22.06.2001
  • World music and Dance festival, Florence, Italy, 06.10.2000
  • Percussion Festival, Altenkirchen, Germany, 13.05.2000
  • Music Ensemble of Benares Europe Tour 1998
  • Europe tour with Dhwani, 1997
  • ICCR Europe Tour, 1996

Performances in

Festivals in India

  • Chhandayan Delhi, an evening of Indian Classical Music, Delhi, August 2016
  • Darshan Day, Concert of Bhajans, Shri Aurobindo Society, Delhi, August 2016
  • Swaranjali, in Memory of Sangeetacharya Shri Anand Bihari Tailong, Mathura. December 2015
  • Shaam-E-Ghazal, An evening of Ghazals by the Culturally Active Delhites, September 2015.
  • Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra Teacher’s recital. Kamani Auditorium, Delhi. December 2013 and 2014
  • Performed Bhajans at 109     Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri, 2.10.2013
  • Classical vocal concert for an NGO Diksha, 2012
  • Composed and Performed in Smt. Sumitra Charat Ram Award Ceremony for Smt.
    Kishori Amonkar, 2011
  • Darpan Music Society Festival in tribute to Lt. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, 2011
  • Performed on Republic Day for Deeksha, NGO, 2010
  • NTPC and D.P.S Bhagalpur, 2008
  • Spic-Macay, Delhi, 2006
  • Yuva Mahotsav, Delhi, 2000
  • SwatchaGanga festival, Benaras, 1996