Kanika Chadda Gupta
Known for her technical expertise, captivating expressions, and keen ability for storytelling through dance, Kanika Chadda Gupta began training in both Hindustani vocal music (under Smt. Shashi Verma) and Kuchipudi Indian classical dance at the Kalinidhi Dance School (under Smt. Anuradha Nehru, disciple of Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam) at age five. She was a member of Pooja Narang's Bollywood Axion troupe and performed aboard Masala cruises where she journeyed to Nova Scotia, Europe, and the Caribbean. While living in India, Kanika trained in Bollywood, contemporary, and hip-hop at Shiamak Davar International. She has performed in dance dramas including Rabindranath Tagore's "Chadalika" and “Ramayana” and has graced the stage at the Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, National Geographic Museum, Alvin Ailey, and Museum of Art and Design.
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