Mrs Indu Vijay, the founder and artistic director of taal school of Odissi, is an individual with a high level of passion for dance. Her journey with dance commenced at the age of six, with her mother's desire to see her daughter grow up as an artist. The first few years witnessed a few changes in her Gurus including Smt Sanjukta Das and Smt SandhiyaDipa Kar, until she finally enrolled with the Orissa Dance Academy, a premier Odissi dance institute run by PadmaShri Late Guru Gangadahr Pradhan. With Shri Ramesh Chandra Jena as her Guru and Guru Gangadhar Pradhan providing guidance, her journey in dance found new direction. Other teachers at the Orissa Dance Academy including Guru Bichitrananda Swain, Guru Smt Aruna Mohanty and Smt Madhusmita Mohanty helped shape her as a dancer and an individual.
For the first few years, she travelled and performed as part of the Orissa Dance Academy troupe at various festivals and programmes. Performances at the Konark Dance and Music Festival, the Puri Beach Festival and at places like Ahmedabad and Baroda helped her gain invaluable experience and learning. With her Guru's encouragement, she started performing solo as well. Her showcases of Odissi at the Mamallapuram Dance Festival, at Pallavothsava, at the NCC Republic Day Camp in Delhi representing Orissa as the Best Cadet and at a Youth Exchange Programme in Bangladesh are worth mentioning. These programmes laid the stepping stones for her to visualize her career as a dancer and sharpen her eye towards perfection and detail. When she moved to Singapore in 2005, she started establishing the Guru kelucharan Mohaptra style of Odissi. Her performances at the 'SIFAS Annual dance and Music Festival' the 'Dance India, Taste India' festival and at a 'Mela' organized by the Temple of Fine Arts helped establish the standard the Orissa Dance Academy is associated with. Her performance in honour of the First Lady of Singapore, Mrs Urmilla Nathan earned her appreciation from the First Lady herself. In 2011, she had the good fortune of visiting Orissa to perform at the 'Odissi International' and 'International Odissi Festival'. The last few years have seen a number of workshops and lecture demonstrations taking place with the sole aim of propogating Odissi further in Singapore and Malaysia.
The desire to see Odissi penetrate into and grow further in Singapore led to the establishment of the taal school of Odissi, an institute to train and promote students in all aspects of Odissi. With the blessings of her Gurus and parents and with the support of a loving family, she beseeches from the Divine an opportunity to take Odissi to all corners of the globe.