Aadya Kaktikar a disciple of Madhumita Raut is emerging as the new face of this ancient dance tradition, is an accomplished Odissi Dancer who has undergone two decades of rigorous training under the able tutelage of Guru Mayadhar Raut and Madhumita Raut at “The Mayadhar Raut School of Odissi Dance” at New Delhi. She has performed extensively as a solo artist since 1992, in a number of festivals and has played a leading role in all of Guruji’s compositions for the last decade. She has played leading roles in productions such as Ritu Basant, Konark), The Geet Govind under the supervision of her Guru – Madhumita Raut. Settled in New Delhi, Aadya is currently engaged in reviving the traditional Odissi dance items and trying to extend the scope of Odissi by experimenting with modern literature. For more about Aadya, please visit her beautiful website.
[Source: http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/art/2008070610878.htm ]