Bani Ray (Odissi Dance) gave her first performance at the age of six. She studied Odissi dance under some of the form's most revered gurus, such as Shri Valmiki Banerjee, Guru Shri Durga Charan Ranbir, and the late Guru Shri Nath Raut. Apart from Odissi, Bani has also studied Mohini Attam, Manipuri and various folk forms. She has performed extensively throughout India and abroad and received scholarships, fellowships, and various awards for her expertise in the field of dance. As a joint director of Nehru Institute of Odissi Research and Training in Delhi, India, she has organized international seminar symposia and training programs for aspiring young dancers. She is currently performing, doing in-depth research and training on the style and compositions of Guru Shri Deb Prasad Das.