Nrityalaya's Graduates

Nrityalaya students are conferred the coveted title of "graduate" upon completion of a Mancha Pravesh.  A Mancha Pravesh is the equivalent of a graduation, in which a student performs a full repertoire to an appreciative audience.  It is a 2 hour solo with a balanced mix of traditional  and new choreography.

Click through the photos below to learn more about each of Nrityalaya's accomplished graduates!

Rupa Chatterjee
October 9, 1994
Mila Mitra
November 10, 1996
Mila currently works in New Delhi, India. She is married with a daughter and actively dancing.
Ruchi Sarin
December 19, 1998
Ruchi currently works in New Delhi, India. She is married with two daughters.
Rina Das
June 17, 2000
Rina holds a PhD and works in Maryland.
Shipra Avantica Mehrotra
June 24, 2000
Shipra is the Director of Avantica Academy of Odissi Dance, based in Massachusetts. She is married with a daughter and a son.
Shruti Bagga (Murti)
July 9, 2000
Shruti holds a Master's degree and works in Maryland. She is married with a daughter.
Neha Jindia
July 16, 2000
Neha works in Maryland. She is married with twins - a daughter and a son.
Neela Pal
June 16, 2002
Neela currently works in New York.
Rachna Arora
June 23, 2002
Rachna is a doctor specializing in Internal Medicine in Maryland.
Sambrita Basu
June 29, 2002
Sambrita works in New York.
Sreya Mitra
July 12, 2003
Sreya holds an MBA and works in San Diego, California.
Anita Gupta Grim
July 19, 2003
Anita holds an MBA and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is married with a son.
Aditi Yedavalli (Kolhekar)
June 11, 2005
Aditi holds a Master's degree and works in California. She is married with twin boys.
Pallavi Das
June 18, 2005
Pallavi works in New York and is actively dancing.
Nabanita Pal
June 26, 2005
Neeta holds a J.D. and works in Maryland. She is married and actively dancing.
Ushma Patel
June 2, 2007
Ushma holds an MSPH degree and works in North Carolina. She is married with a daughter and a son.
Maanasi Mistry
June 9, 2007
Maanasi is a pediatrician in Boston and married.
Anjana Mohanty Carver
June 16, 2007
Anjana works in North Carolina and is married with a son.
Radhika Puri
June 23, 2007
Radhika holds a J.D. and works in Maryland. She is married with a daughter.
Neeraja Balachander
June 6, 2009
Neeraja holds an M.D./Ph.D. and works in New York. She is married.
Kosha Shah (Parekh)
June 13, 2009
Kosha holds a Psy.D. and works in Maryland. She is married.
Namrata Mohanty
June 23, 2012
Namrata holds an MPH degree and works in California. She is actively dancing.
Sanchari Ghosh
June 30, 2012
Sanchari holds a Pharm.D. and works in Maryland. She is actively dancing and a Teaching Assistant at Nrityalaya.
Neha Agarwal
June 30, 2013
Neha works in New York and is married.
Sharvani Naik
June 20, 2015
Sharvani is a Student Doctor in Virginia.
Rashmi Naik
June 20, 2015
Rashmi works in Maryland and will be an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago in Fall 2020. She is actively dancing and a Teaching Assistant at Nrityalaya.
Navya Nanda
June 24, 2017
Navya graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Spring 2020. She is actively dancing.
Diva Parekh
July 1, 2017
Diva graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Spring 2020. She is actively dancing.
Jennifer Gonsalves
July 6, 2019
Jennifer works in Maryland. She is actively dancing and a Teaching Assistant at Nrityalaya.
Siona Prasad
July 13, 2019
Siona is pursuing a Bachelor's degree at Harvard College. She is actively dancing.
Rakhi Varma
September 29, 2019
Rakhi is a producer at National Geographic in Maryland. She is married with two sons and actively dancing.
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