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Dipanwita Sengupta

An engineering graduate from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and Masters from Pittsburg State University, Dipanwita started her dance career at an age of six. She got her early training from Anima Basak-Majumder (a senior disciple of Nritya Shiromoni Guru Bandana Sen) in the Lucknow Gharana Style of Kathak and Rabindra Nritya.

After the completion of 6th Year Diploma of "Sangit Pravakar" in Kathak from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, she learnt from Nrityavilash Suchandra Banerjee at "The Nupur Dance Academy" and later from Nritya Shiromoni Guru Bandana Sen.

Apart from participating in programmes through "The Nupur Dance Academy", Dipanwita has danced at prestigious programmes conducted by other organisations and institutions of Kolkata, Delhi & USA. Some of those are Dishari Award Association, Kolkata Doordarshan, Pittsburg State University, NABC, Konark Dance School & MKK-USA. She had danced for consecutive two years, in the drama - "Kshudito Pashan", a production of Debraj Roy & Anuradha Roy.

She had participated in "MahaJiboner Pathey" from The Nupur Dance Academy - the first dance drama on the life of Subhash Chandra Bose to commemorate his 100th birthday.

She was invited to conduct a lecture-demonstration cum worshop at the Missouri Southern State College on "The Classical Dance Tradition Of India" through different elements of Kathak. Currently, Dipanwita runs a school "California Nupur Dance Academy" in Bay Area, where she imparts training to both children and adults in Kathak, folk dances and Rabindra Nritya.

She had her first Annual programme in Sep 2005, where she co-directed the dance drama "Ganga".

She has been actively choreographying and participating in programmes for Pashchimi and many other Bay Area organizations such as Sanskriti, Prabasi, Pashchimi,KGP-IITand Zee Heritage India.