Niharika Mohanty resides in the Bay Area and is a leading Odissi dancer in the US.

A prominent disciple of Odissi legendary maestro Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Niharika has performed extensively as a soloist since a young age and continues to be invited to several festivals/programs locally, throughout North America, and in India, including a special invitation as the only soloist in the 25th anniversary of the prestigious Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival in 2019.

As the Founder-Director of Guru Shradha, a premier Odissi institution, Niharika is committed to excellence in training dancers in Guru Kelucharan’s dance tradition. She also holds an MA in Dance and has received several grants and awards for training, performance, and choreography.

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