Shefali Shah has been dancing Odissi since 1999. She began her studies in Mumbai India with Mitali D'Souza. Shefali has continued her studies of Odissi with Guru Sri Vishnu Tattva Das and has since returned to Mumbai to continue her learning in Odissi. Shefali was born in Puerto Rico and also studies and teaches Bomba, a traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and improvisational dance form. Shefali is an Instructor at New College of California for the Teacher Education and Masters programs. She also trains practicing teachers in environmental education.