Lingaraj started his training at the age of 15 , at Orissa Dance Academy under Guru Bichitrananda Swain with the direct supervision of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan. Currently being one of the upcoming artists and teacher of ''Rudrakshya'', he is being further refined under Guru Sri Swain.He has completed his Masters in Music in Odissi Dance from Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya and is also the recipient of National Scholarship from the Govt. of India.
He has performed in almost all the major cities and dance festivals of India like Puri beach festival, Jeevan Pani memorial foundation, Delhi, Swarnotsav, Delhi, Konark dance and music festival, Konark, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, Utkal Sahitya Samaj, Chennai, Kalidas Samaroh, Ujjain, Vasanta Habba, Bangalore, Mukteswar dance festival, Bhubaneswar and the Raindrops festival, Mumbai. He has also the privilege of performing at OSA Convention, 2002 in USA, 2nd International Odissi Festival,2003, USA and in several cities of USA in 2002 and 2003. He has worked as visiting faculty at Chitralekha Dance Company, Toronto, Canada. In the year 2006 he has performed in all the major cities of France.RUDRAKSHYA
Rudrakshya is a group of young and vibrant dancers from Orissa led by Guru Bichitrananda Swain. An exceptional performer, instructor and choreographer, Guru Bichitrananda Swain possesses an in-depth knowledge of Odissi but combines tradition with new innovative approach, choreographing dance patterns suitable for the male and female body.
Lingaraj Pradhan can be reached at email@example.com