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Pracheeti Dange is a well known, established Odissi dancer and exponent based in Pune, India. Pracheeti commenced her training in Odissi under the able guidance of renowned Kathak and Odissi Guru Smt. Yogini Gandhi at the Kalanidhi Institute 15 years ago. A lead dancer with the Kalanidhi troupe and now a soloist in her own, Pracheeti has been performing professionally for more than a decade now. She has performed extensively in concerts and major festivals all over the country.        

Pracheeti was recently conferred the National 'Pride of India- Bhaskar award' at Kala academy Goa for her achievements in the field of Odissi. She has been bestowed with the Odissi Jyoti award in the 8th Naveen Kalakar Festival, Bhubaneswar. She was also selected in the Top Ten Talents of the Odissi International Festival and was conferred with the Odissi Prativa award
She was invited as a guest artist to perform in Ahmedabad in December 2011 as a part of the international production ‘Geet Govind’ Ballet presented by the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company (Canada). She has also been bestowed with the prestigious Nritya Shree award
To acquire an in depth knowledge of the theoretical aspect of dance Pracheeti has successfully completed a Diploma in Nrityashastra from the reputed Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Mumbai. She won the first prize in the national level competition organized by Akhil Bharatiya Sanskrutik Sangh. 
She has been privileged to receive the blessings through the training by legendary maestros – Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Smt. Sujata Mohapatra, Smt. Kumkum Lal and Guru Lingaraj Pradhan, in the various workshops and seminars conducted by them.  
Pracheeti has also established “Nrityavishwa: Odissi Dance Academy” where she imparts training to young and promising Odissi dancers. 
While pursuing her Masters in Economics she simultaneously completed her diploma in Spanish from the University of Pune and is a professional Spanish and French translator.


Nrityavishwa - Odissi Dance Academy

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