Guru Prachi Dixit is a teacher, performer, and choreographer of Kathak dance, and the Founder/Director of Nupur Academy LA. She her training at the tender age of four and started performing at 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. Prachi 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 from Agra University. In 2016, Prachi Dixit was conferred upon the prestigious International NRITYA RATNA Award at the 7th Cuttack Mahotsav in Orissa, India.
A promising child artist, Prachi was invited to perform for the President of India in Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. She has won numerous honors and awards at the Bhatkhande Sangeet Pratiyogita at the district and state levels. Prachi’s abhinaya in Sita Haran brought tears to the eyes of the audience as Sita. Her role of Manu in Kamayani won her the prestigious award of the best actress and performer by Agra University. Her role as Shiva in Gangavtarana was acclaimed as one of the best presentations of Tandav Nritya.
Her 2004 performance in “Nrityodaya” presented in Los Angeles, was received by thunderous applause and acclamation by dignitaries and audience. Since 2005, Prachi is repeatedly invited to perform at the Taj Mahotsav, Agra, the Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, and at many other institutions and organizations in major cities such as Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh, to name a few.
She has also been invited to perform at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Classical Music Academy of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College, University of Notre Dame, FAME camp for Fine Arts, South Bend, Indiana; and numerous South East Asian Music Festivals in the USA.
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.
The Nupur Academy LA troupe were invited to perform in several cities in Japan. The Japanese audience though disciplined were enchanted by the performers and distinguished them with honors, accolades, and standing ovations.
On March 3, 2017, Prachi Dixit was invited to perform at the Music Circle. Her performance captivated the audience, and her dedication to Kathak inspired many in the audience to take up this art form.
Prachi has taken the dream of her guru of teaching and touching as many lives as possible with Kathak and Indian Classical music. She has worked with school systems in the US, performing and conducting workshops and several summer camps.