Kathak Recital
Nikita Banawalikar
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Nikita was introduced to Indian Classical dance at the age of 4.She began her training initially in Bharatnatyam but developed interest in Kathak at the age of 9. She was under the tutelage Dr.Manjiri Deo and completed Visharad from Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya under her guidance. Later she was trained in Kadamb centre for dance,Ahmedabad under Sanjukta Sinha. Currently she is continuing her advance training under Guru Shama Bhate in Pune.

A CCRT young artist scholarship holder, Nikita has been conferred with numerous prestigious awards like the Menaka award by Mumbai University for 2 consecutive years, Akhil Bharatiya Prathibha Puraskar, Gopi Krishna Award, Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar Award, to name a few. A gold medalist of All India National Youth Festival, She has represented India twice at South Asian Universities International youth festival.

Nikita has presented her solo classical recital in many festivals India and abroad. She recently toured Europe for her performance and workshops which includes ICCR Berlin, ICCR Paris,and Rome. She has given her performance for TEDX at the young age of 16.Her other noteworthy performances included Delhi International Arts Festival, Kalaghoda Arts Festival, Kalakshetra Chennai, and many more.