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Awards and Nominations

Individual Artist Fellowship, New Jersey Council on the Arts (2024)


Dance/USA National Fellowship (2022-23)

Artist Fellowship: Cambridge Arts Council (2013)

Scholarship: Sahitya Kala Parishad, Government of India scholarship for Indian classical dance and music (1999)

Award: Gender Hero of Boston 2009, The Theatre Offensive, Cambridge MA (2009)

Award: Excellence in Arts for Social Cause, Khush D.C. (South Asian LGBT Organization,Washington D.C.) (2008)

Upasana Samman: Upasana Odissi Academy, Wilmington, MA (2010)

Select performance venues


The Asia Society (NYC)

Alvin Ailey (NYC)

Lincoln Center: Bruno Walter and Jazz at the Lincoln Center (NYC)

New York Public Library (NYC)

Harbourfront Centre: CanAsian International Dance Festival (Toronto)

Lincoln Theatre (Washington D.C.)

Queens Museum, Queens, New York

PA'I Foundation, Honolulu (Hawai'i)

Syracuse University (NY)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, MA)

The Boston Center for the Arts

Wellesley College (MA)

Emerson College (Boston)

Boston University

Massachusetts College of Art (Boston)

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

Worcester Art Museum (MA)

Tufts University (MA)

Harvard University (MA)

Wesleyan University (CT)

The New School (NYC)

The Boston Center for the Arts

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto)

Peabody Essex Museum (MA)

The University of Wyoming (Laramie)

The University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth)

Holy Cross College (MA)


Lectures and Residencies

University of Hawai'i 2023

Tau Dance Theater Residency 2023


University of California, Berkeley, California 2019

Georgetown University, Washington D.C. 2019

Drexel University, Philadelphia 2019

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco 2019

William Patterson University, New Jersey 2019

Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts 2011

Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2015 & 2016

Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York 2009

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 2008

Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts 2007

The New School, New York, New York 2007

Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 2005

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 2004

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts 2001






Mesma Belsare promo 2_ Photo credit-Kate

"a showstopper..."

CBS Radio, Toronto, Canada

photo: Kateryna Odyntsova

photo: Gajen Sunthara

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