Serene Beach like Konark with the Rainbow evokes memories of Classical Odissi and Sambalpuri Folk Dance. Reminds us of the Konark temple that is itself a fusion of art & science (shaped as chariot with 16 wheels ( chakra ), and a magnificient dedication to Odissi dance
Bidisha Mohanty is a classical dance enthusiast with over 28 years of experience in Odissi Dance. She has been teaching the dance form for over 13 years in India and USA. Bidisha has to her credit several premier cultural events as a performer and choreographer.  Bidisha is a gold medalist in the field of Odissi dance.

She holds a Masters Degree in Odissi Dance and academically she holds a M.B.A. degree.
Indian village river scene of Orissa, India which is the heartland of Indian Folk Dances chiefly Sambalpuri.
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Bidisha Mohanty strikes a pose in the classical Odissi dance form. She imparts the ancient Odissi and Folk dance form in Bay Area (San Jose), USA.
INDRAADHANUSH is a premier institution which specializes in Indian Classical Dance-Odissi and Folk dances of India. The institute is being managed by Dr. Bidisha Mohanty. The sole motive of this institution is to popularize the ‘Deba Prasad Style’ of Odissi dance. Bidisha also conducts workshops and lecture demonstrations for propagating Odissi and has been quite successful in inculcating a sense of commitment within its disciples. Bidisha offers the following programs. Her team has won various competitons (details below) and very recently her team won the Champions trophy at SHTC Talent contest. To take a photo tour, please click here or go to "Image Gallery...".

About Bidisha:
Dr. Bidisha Mohanty has over 28 years of experience in the Odissi dance form. She has been imparting this dance along with Semi-classical and Folk Dances for over 13 years in India and various locations in USA i.e. New York, Illinois, Wisconsin and California. She has learnt this dance form under the able tutelage of Sri Durga Charan Ranbir, an Odissi maestro.

Bidisha has participated in various premier cultural events as a performer and choreographer. As a performing artist in Doordarshan, India she has been the recipient of Scholarship from Centre for Cultural Resources & Training, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, India.

Cultural Qualification:
Bhaskar (Masters) in Odissi dance from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, India.

Visharad (Bachelors) from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai, India. (1st Position)

Academic Qualification:
M.B.A.

Awards & Accolades:
Dance Troupe won the 1st prize at the ICC Dance contest (2013).

Dance Troupe won the 1st prize at the CCF Dance contest (2013).

Dance Troupe won the 2nd prize at the ICC Dance contest (2012).

Dance Troupe won the 2nd prize at the CCF Dance contest (2012).

Dance Troupe won the 1st prize at the HSS 2011 (Bay Area) junior folk dance contest (May 2011).

Dance Troupe won the 2nd Prize in Folk Dance at Naatya Raaga 2011. Photos and Winners List.

Dance Troupe won the Judges Appreciation in Odissi Dance at Naatya Raaga 2011

Dance Troupe won the Best Costume Award in Folk Dance at at Naatya Raaga 2011

Dance Troupe won the Grand Prize (overall) in Sunnyvale Diwali Talent Contest (Oct 2010)

Dance Troupe won the 1st prize in Group Dance Category at Sunnyvale Diwali Talent Contest (Oct 2010)

Dance Troupe won the 3rd prize at the OSAAT dance contest (Feb 2010)

Numerous National/ State Level awards

Performances:
Puri Beach Festivals

Konark Festivals

Doordarshan programs (Govt. of India Programming)

Performances at various cultural/community centers in Bay Area (CA), New York, Chicago and Madison

Mercy Vihar fund raising event at ICC Milpitas, CA

Odisha Day event at ICC Milpitas, CA

Talent showcase of East-India dances at ICC Milpitas, CA

Silicon Valley Fall Festival

Pro bono lecture demonstrations in the Chicago Academy for the Arts

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Evaluations (Judging):
Judged various dance competitions organized at cultural/ community centers in Bay Area (CA), New York, Chicago and Madison.

Judged ICC-Youthsava 2010 at ICC, Milpitas

Judged CCF-2010 dance competition at Hayward, CA.