Originally from Siena, Italy, Sangeeta Laura Biagi is an artist and educator working in the field of voice awareness, language, and performance.
Currently teachings as a Visiting Professor in the Italian Studies Department at Vassar College in upstate New York, Sangeeta blends teachings from linguistics, sound studies, yoga, and contemplative studies.
Since 2010, Sangeeta has been the recipient of the Carolyn Grant Endowment at Vassar College to bring contemplative practices to academia.
Sangeeta earned a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. In New York she studied with Professor Richard Schechner, and artists and educators such as Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Ione, and Augusto Boal.
Between 2009 and 2012, Sangeeta lived at Ananda Ashram in Tamil Nadu, India, studying Raja Yoga in the trandition of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj. She trained in hatha yoga, pranayama, mantra yoga, Sanskrit, Carnatic vocal music, and Bharatanatyam dance, and received a Two-Years Advanced Yoga Teacher Diploma (3,500-hour residential training). While in India, she lectured on the benefits of the yoga of sound at the ICYER Hospital and University in Pondicherry, the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga in New Delhi, and the J. Nehru Medical College in Warda.
In 2009 Sangeeta graduated from the New York Open Center School of Music's Sound and Music Facilitator Training.
Sangeeta has published a book and various articles on yoga and sound. In 2011, she was part of the recording of the album Chanting the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, a project directed by her yoga teacher Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. In 2013, with Dr. Bhavanani, she co-wrote the book, Saraswati's Pearls: Dialogues on the Yoga of Sound. She is now compiling her book on voice awareness.
In the fall of 2016, Sangeeta will join the faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago as a Multicultural Faculty.