Amrapali Ambegaokor has studied with her Guru Smt. Anjani Ambegaokar for the past 25 years and is now the Associate Artistic Director and Choreographer of Anjani’s Kathak Dance of India Company. She has been the Principal Dancer and a soloist of the company for the past 15 years and has performed at such prestigious venues including the Ravinia Festival, Chicago, The Hollywood Bowl, The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, The World Music Institute, New York, several festivals in India and Canada and so much more.
She earned her degree from UCLA in World Arts and Cultures and Dance where she trained and developed her dance in various styles such as Flamenco, Modern, and Hip Hop and fused these styles to perform as “Oceane- Goddess of Water” the Principal Dancer/Character with the world renowned Cirque du Soleil on “Dralion” for over 2 years in 750 performances on the North American Tour. She represented Cirque Du Soleil in Performance and Interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Today Show with Katie Couric to name a few.
Amrapali Ambegaokar is recognized as one of the top Kathak dancers today as even the Los Angeles Times as heralded her: “by far one of the best Kathak Dancers around” and “a joyous monument to multiculturalism”. And the Orange County Register celebrates that “[Amrapali’s] rhythmic footwork is incomparable and her acting is nuanced and vibrant.”
Classic Kathak Dance Performed by Amrapali Ambegaokor
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