I am a Dancer. I believe that we learn by practice. whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each it is the performance of the dedicated precise set of arts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes on some area an athlete of God.— Martha Graham
For the apple holds a seed will grow,
In live and lengthy joy
To raise a flourishing tree of fruit,
Forever and a day — Arden
Shilpika has received India’s most prestigious National Young Artist Award. She has conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademy Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in 2015 for contemporary/experimental dance.