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Guru Prachi Dixit

Prachi Dixit


Prachi Dixit is a teacher, performer, and choreographer of Kathak dance, and the Founder/Director of Nupur Academy LA. She started her training at the tender age of five and started performing on stage when she was seven years old. Prachi teaches and performs in the traditional Jaipur Gharana style of Kathak dance. Her achievements in this style are accredited to her first renowned guru, the Late Shri Kanhaiya Lal. She is currently a disciple of Guru Smt. Shoba Koser. She further trained in the Lucknow Gharana styles under esteemed artists. Prachi has also received training in vocal music from the renowned guru of Agra Gharana, Shri Akheel Ahmad Khan. She holds a BA Degree in Indian Classical Music, Prabhakar Degree in Dance, Bachelor’s of Education, and an MA in English Literature from Agra University.

For her achievements, Prachi has won numerous honors and awards at the Bhatkhande Sangeet Pratiyogita, Sita Haran at Lions Club Agra, Manu in Kamayani at Agra University. Her role as Shiva in Gangavtarana was acclaimed as one of the best presentations of Tandav Nritya. Since 2005, Prachi is repeatedly invited to perform at the Taj Mahotsav, Agra, the Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, Swaranjali International Dance Festival and at many other institutions and dance festivals in India.

In 2016, Prachi Dixit was conferred upon the prestigious International NRITYA RATNA Award at the 7th Cuttack Mahotsav in Orissa, India.

Prachi has taken the dream of her guru of teaching and touching as many lives as possible with Kathak and Indian Classical music. Her life goal is to able to provide insight about the Indian culture via dance and music to the next generation artists. In her efforts to spread Asian culture, she is an active member of the committee of PAN ASIAN PANORAMA. She has worked with school systems in the US, performing and conducting workshops and several summer camps. Through her guidance, the Nupur Academy troupe has performed worldwide.

In 2016, Prachi Dixit was recognized by the City of Los Angeles for her hard work to spread the Indian culture to the community through Kathak.