Lipsa Dash is an Odissi Dancer from Bhubaneswar and a senior disciple of Guru Pitambar Biswal who was initiated to dance at the early age of 8 years, and nurtured and guided under the tutelage of Guru Sri Pitambar Biswal. Being born to family of art lovers, she was encouraged by her father Er. Guru Prasad Dash, helped by her mother Smt. Saudamini Dash and sister Ipsa Dash. In the Odissi repertoire, she is most especially fond of pallavis and abinaya pieces.
Academically, she is a graduate from Utkal University in Home Science and is now continuing her post graduate degree, but professionally continuing Alankar from Akhil Bharitya Ghandarv Mahabidyalaya mandal,Mumbai.
Lipsa Dash is a seasoned performer, and has danced both on television (Doordarshan(D.D.1 orissa),Etv-Oriya) and numerous festivals including, Puri Beach Festival, Puri-1998 Konark Festival,Konark-2002 Paramparaya Festival, Kollam-2003 Dhauli Mahostav, Bhubaneswar-2003 Ekamra Nrutya Mahostav, Bhubaneswar-2003 Barabati Nrutyaosaba, Cuttack-2004 Odissi Evening,Bhubaneswar-2004 Kharavela Nrutya Mahostav, Khandagiri-2005 Folk Festival ,Goa-2005 Natraj Mahostav, Mysore-2005 Shree Khetra Mahostav, Puri-2005 Sharad Mahostav,Brindaban-2005 Vedyavyasa Mahostav, Rourkela-2005 Cultural Evening (VIP Visit), Airforce Auditorium-New Delhi.-2006. Basanta Utsav, Bhubaneswar-2006 Rangoli Bihu Festival, Assam-2006 International Museum Day, Bhubaneswar-2006 All India International Theatre Festival,cuttack-2006 3rd International Odissi Festival, Bhubaneswar-2006 Bihu Festival, Assam-2007 Kalke kalakar, Mumbai-2007
In addition, Lipsa Dash is the proud recipient of the following awards and distinguisments;
- Awarded as the chaiman’s Award All India Multi lingual Drama Competition and Cultural Festival-2004.
- Awarded with the senior National scholarship in Odissi Dance by Govt.of India Ministry Of cultute-2005 .
- Awarded as the Best Dancer at the state level Rajiv Gandhi Prativa Purskar-2005.
- Awarded as National Excelency Award for the outstanding performance in the field of Indian Classical Dance-2006. Awarded with Sursringar Award at Kal ke kalakar-2007.
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