We are dancers, storytellers and curators

Madhuriya was founded with a vision to co-evolve Indian Classical and Western Art forms in the UK.

Originally from Mumbai, India, we are Odissi dancers trained under Guru Debi Basu in the lineage of Late Padmavibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.

Our Vision

By co-evolving Indian art forms alongside Western arts in the UK as dancers, storytellers and curators, we use arts as a tool to inspire and provoke action.

Neelambaree Prasad

Neelambaree is an Odissi practitioner, healthcare professional, a mentor and a kinesthetist. She believes in the power of art as a tool to influence behavioural changes and is a stickler for technique.

Kripa Iyer

Kripa dances and teaches Odissi and works as an Economist in public policy – straddling the analytical and artistic worlds. She uses her experience in policy to bring a unique perspective to her creative projects.

About Odissi

Odissi, one of the eight classical Indian dance forms, originated in the eastern state of Odisha in India. It has evolved over the years adapting to changing cultural trends, though by no means has it lost its essence. The distinctive sculpturous poses and torso movements set the style apart from other Indian dance forms.

The word Madhuriya means grace in Sanskrit.