Dipanwita Roy is an eminent Odissi Dancer and a disciple of the great Gurus Padmavibhushan Late Shri Kelucharan Mohapatra and Padmashree Late Shrimati Sanjukta Panigrahi. She has performed at major cultural centres in India and has extensively toured the U.S.A., U.K., France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Italy, where she undertook performances, workshops and demonstrations.
Since 1984, Dipanwita is holding a school of Odissi dance, Shibaranjani. She has taught the nuances of Odissi to many students of Indian and foreign origins, some of whom have performed at many cultural programmes in India and in foreign countries, and have themselves become dancers of repute.For the last 5 years, under Project Shakti, Shibaranjani is also training under-privileged girls in red light areas and slums of Kolkata, and providing assistance for their education, nutrition, hygiene and well-being. Besides several public performances, in January 2014 the girls showcased their talents in the presence of the renowned feminist Gloria Steinem, in Shakti, a programme for the awareness of violence against women and sex-trafficking.