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Awards and Accolades

Cultural Qualifications:


♦ Bhaskar (Masters) in Odissi dance from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, India.

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



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 2011Photos 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.

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