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
Rupa Chatterjee

October 9, 1994

Mila Mitra
Mila Mitra

November 10, 1996 Mila currently works in New Delhi, India. She is married with a daughter and actively dancing.

Ruchi Sarin
Ruchi Sarin

December 19, 1998 Ruchi currently works in New Delhi, India. She is married with two daughters.

Rina Das
Rina Das

June 17, 2000 Rina holds a PhD and works in Maryland.

Shipra Avantica Mehrotra
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)
Shruti Bagga (Murti)

July 9, 2000 Shruti holds a Master's degree and works in Maryland. She is married with a daughter.

Neha Jindia
Neha Jindia

July 16, 2000 Neha works in Maryland. She is married with twins - a daughter and a son.

Neela Pal
Neela Pal

June 16, 2002 Neela currently works in New York.

Rachna Arora
Rachna Arora

June 23, 2002 Rachna is a doctor specializing in Internal Medicine in Maryland.

Sambrita Basu
Sambrita Basu

June 29, 2002 Sambrita works in New York.

Sreya Mitra
Sreya Mitra

July 12, 2003 Sreya holds an MBA and works in San Diego, California.

Anita Gupta Grim
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)
Aditi Yedavalli (Kolhekar)

June 11, 2005 Aditi holds a Master's degree and works in California. She is married with twin boys.

Pallavi Das
Pallavi Das

June 18, 2005 Pallavi works in New York and is actively dancing.

Nabanita Pal
Nabanita Pal

June 26, 2005 Neeta holds a J.D. and works in Maryland. She is married and actively dancing.

Ushma Patel
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
Maanasi Mistry

June 9, 2007 Maanasi is a pediatrician in Boston and married.

Anjana Mohanty Carver
Anjana Mohanty Carver

June 16, 2007 Anjana works in North Carolina and is married with a son.

Radhika Puri
Radhika Puri

June 23, 2007 Radhika holds a J.D. and works in Maryland. She is married with a daughter.

Neeraja Balachander
Neeraja Balachander

June 6, 2009 Neeraja holds an M.D./Ph.D. and works in New York. She is married.

Kosha Shah (Parekh)
Kosha Shah (Parekh)

June 13, 2009 Kosha holds a Psy.D. and works in Maryland. She is married.

Namrata Mohanty
Namrata Mohanty

June 23, 2012 Namrata holds an MPH degree and works in California. She is actively dancing.

Sanchari Ghosh
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
Neha Agarwal

June 30, 2013 Neha works in New York and is married.

Sharvani Naik
Sharvani Naik

June 20, 2015 Sharvani is a Student Doctor in Virginia.

Rashmi Naik
Rashmi Naik

June 20, 2015 Rashmi is an MBA Candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is actively dancing and a Teaching Assistant at Nrityalaya.

Navya Nanda
Navya Nanda

June 24, 2017 Navya is pursuing a Master's in Biotechnology at the Johns Hopkins University. She is actively dancing.

Diva Parekh
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 and a Teaching Assistant at Nrityalaya.

Jennifer Gonsalves
Jennifer Gonsalves

July 6, 2019 Jennifer works in Maryland. She is actively dancing and a Teaching Assistant at Nrityalaya.

Siona Prasad
Siona Prasad

July 13, 2019 Siona is pursuing a Bachelor's in computer science at Harvard University. She is actively dancing.

Rakhi Varma
Rakhi Varma

September 29, 2019 Rakhi is a producer at National Geographic in Maryland. She is married with two sons and actively dancing.