Nitin Shirale is a vibrant Kathak dancer from India. Nitin's initial training in Kathak and Odissi was with Guru Parvati Dutta in Aurangabad. To learn the finer nuances in both the styles, he came under the tutelage of Pandit Birju Maharaj in Kathak and Odissi with Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. During this time, he attended a number of workshops by legendary gurus and dance practitioners. Nitin has also performed in various festivals all over India, to name a few Pandit Durgalal Festival, Ellora Festival, Pandit Acchan Maharaj Festival. Nitin has been awarded the Scholarship to Young Artists and Junior Research Fellowship by the Department of Culture, Government of India and also the 'Shilpa-Nritya-Tatva by the Jain community, Banglore. Nitin has also been received awards such as:

Maharashtra Yuva Sanman 2006.


Shringarmani 2009.


Rangkarmi Puraskar 2010.


Natyaratnakar 2013.

Choodamani 2014.
Girnar Ratna 2014.