Shivalik Ghoshal is the Assistant Director of Manjari School of Performing Arts as well as a tabla teacher and musician. Shivalik performed the tabla drumming for the soundtrack of the Academy Award-winning documentary, Born into Brothels (2004). In addition to performing at Lincon Center with santoor maestro, Sri Satnaam Singh, Shivalik has accompanied many maestros, including Pandit Manilal Nag, Smt Girija Devi, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Phalguni Mitra, and Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain. He has received grants from the New Jersey Council of Arts (NJ), Namashkar Foundation (CT), and Asian Arts Initiative (PA), as well as a citation from the New Jersey state legislature. He is the student of tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.
Shivalik is currently working with Mary Zimmerman and Doug Peck on reorchestrating the jazz/classical Indian-based music of Disney’s The Jungle Book for productions at the Goodman Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company in Chicago, IL. See promo video for this spectacular musical production: The Jungle Book at Goodman Theatre | 2013 Music Workshop