Apprentices

Anisha Sharma began studying Kathak with Rita in 2009 and has since studied with masters like Pandit Birju Maharaj and Ms. Saswati Sen. Her performance credits with KDT include Rubaiyat – Life in a Day (2014), Pourush – The Masculine (2015), and The Hungry Stones (2018).

Madhulika Srikanth comes to KDT with twelve years of India-based Kathak study under her belt. In addition to studying with instructors Upasana Tiwari, Manjiri Kiran Mahajani, Pandit Birju Maharaj and Ms. Saswati Sen, she has performed in Indian events like the Uday Shankar Ballet Festival in Kolkata and Hori in Jaipur. She made her debut with KDT in 2017’s Ritu – The Seasons.

Rimika Dhara began studying Kathak in India under the guidance of Guru Bhavana Lele in 2017, and soon after joined KDT as a student. Locally, Rimika has performed for the Bengali Association of Minnesota as well as with KDT. In India, she attended workshops conducted by Pandit Birju Maharaj and Ms. Saswati Sen, and performed at several events and dance dramas in Mumbai. She is the winner of multiple international dance awards.